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Epidemiological trends of sepsis in the twenty-first century (2000–2013): an analysis of incidence, mortality, and associated costs in Spain

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Title
Epidemiological trends of sepsis in the twenty-first century (2000–2013): an analysis of incidence, mortality, and associated costs in Spain
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Population Health Metrics, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12963-018-0160-x
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Alejandro Álvaro-Meca, María A. Jiménez-Sousa, Dariela Micheloud, Ainhoa Sánchez-Lopez, María Heredia-Rodríguez, Eduardo Tamayo, Salvador Resino

Abstract

Sepsis has represented a substantial health care and economic burden worldwide during the previous several decades. Our aim was to analyze the epidemiological trends of hospital admissions, deaths, hospital resource expenditures, and associated costs related to sepsis during the twenty-first century in Spain. We performed a retrospective study of all sepsis-related hospitalizations in Spanish public hospitals from 2000 to 2013. Data were obtained from records in the Minimum Basic Data Set. The outcome variables were sepsis, death, length of hospital stay (LOHS), and sepsis-associated costs. The study period was divided into three calendar periods (2000-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2013). Overall, 2,646,445 patients with sepsis were included, 485,685 of whom had died (18.4%). The incidence of sepsis (events per 1000 population) increased from 3.30 (2000-2004) to 4.28 (2005-2009) to 4.45 (2010-2013) (p < 0.001). The mortality rates from sepsis (deaths per 10,000 population) increased from 6.34 (2000-2004) to 7.88 (2005-2009) to 7.89 (2010-2013) (p < 0.001). The case fatality rate (CFR) or proportion of patients with sepsis who died decreased from 19.1% (2000-2004) to 18.4% (2005-2009) to 17.9% (2010-2013) (p < 0.001). The LOHS (days) decreased from 15.9 (2000-2004) to 15.7 (2005-2009) to 14.5 (2010-2013) (p < 0.001). Total and per patient hospital costs increased from 2000 to 2011, and then decreased by the impact of the economic crisis. Sepsis has caused an increasing burden in terms of hospital admission, deaths, and costs in the Spanish public health system during the twenty-first century, but the incidence and mortality seemed to stabilize in 2010-2013. Moreover, there was a significant decrease in LOHS in 2010-2013 and a decline in hospital costs after 2011.

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Unknown 114 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 13 11%
Researcher 13 11%
Student > Master 13 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Other 29 25%
Unknown 24 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 33 29%

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