Sepsis affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year—1.2 million of them being children.
In an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, informaticians explored accurately identifying patients at risk for sepsis.
What did they discover? A well-designed sepsis surveillance system can estimate mortality risk among patients with suspected infection.
Why Informatics? So, we can save the lives of the 6 million people who die from sepsis every year.