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Automatic Medical Condition Detection and Notification System

Severe sepsis and septic shock are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality.  In the United States, sepsis mortality reportedly occurs in 65.5 per 100,000 persons.  In Europe, the in-hospital mortality rate from sepsis is estimated to be 24.1%. Notably, the incidence of sepsis has dramatically increased in recent years, with the sepsis rate per 10,000 admissions doubling between 2000 and 2008.  Moreover, in-hospital deaths are reported to be eight times greater for patients hospitalized for sepsis compared to those hospitalized with other diagnoses (17% and 2%, respectively).  Sepsis-related mortality is also extremely costly to the healthcare system, with an estimated $14.6 billion in 2008 in USA.  In Europe, 25% of sepsis patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) through the emergency department (ED).  Compliance with evidence-based guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock management has been shown to be low, which has been attributed to factors such as delayed recognition. Therefore, an innovative method is developed for performing early recognition and escalating provider notification for an insidious medical condition.

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