“If it is not identified and treated quickly, sepsis can lead to organ failure and death and leaves thousands of survivors with life-changing disabilities.
“York Health Economics Consortium suggests 260,000 Britons develop the condition every year – 110,000 more people than previously believed.
“The condition results in 44,000 deaths every year in the UK, but could be as high as 65,000.
“Experts said treatment could save more than 14,000 lives annually. The condition is treated with antibiotics.
“New data revealed by the UK Sepsis Trust has revealed sepsis could cost the UK economy more as much as £15.6 billion every year, rather than the £2.5 billion it had previously estimated.”
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