Sepsis is the number one cause of preventable death in the world. It affects 49 million people worldwide every year, of which 11 million die. In the UK, there are 52,000 deaths annually (more than breast cancer and bowel cancer combined). This means, every four hours, someone in the UK dies of sepsis.1
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1. Sepsis Research (2020) What is Sepsis. Available at https://www.sepsisresearch.org.uk/statistics/