Race and sex disparities factors in the incidence of sepsis
Sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Care of patients with sepsis costs
as much as $50,000 per patient, resulting in an economic impact of nearly $17 billion annually in the United States
alone. Between 20% and 50% of patients with sepsis die, and it is the second leading cause of death among patients
in noncoronary intensive care units.