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Sepsis, a life-threatening infection  often acquired during patients’ hospital stays, remains the most costly condition for hospitals to treat, according to the latest data analyzed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The agency said that patients with sepsis took up  $23.7 billion in hospital costs, or about 6.2 percent of America’s hospital bill, but sepsis patients were only 3.6 percent of all hospital stays.

The numbers are depressing. However, sepsis is one of things that revised clinical approaches can do a lot to reduce.

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