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U.S. hospitals saw a 40 percent increase in the rate of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis over the past seven years, and in just 2018 had an estimated cost to Medicare of more than $41.5 billion for inpatient hospital admissions and subsequent skilled nursing facility care according to an unprecedented study by researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and collaborators from Acumen LLC of Burlingame, California.
On February 14, 2020, these findings were published in the journal
Critical Care Medicine.
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