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Sepsis on the AMU – Time to Pick up the Baton

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Clinical diagnoses of sepsis that relate to bacterial infection were responsible for 650,000 admissions and 55,000 deaths in English hospitals last year. The vast majority of these patients are admitted to acute medicine units (AMUs) via Emergency Departments (EDs). AMUs and EDs are the areas where the biggest improvement in patient outcomes can be made, with better integrated, standardized and collaborative systems focused on early recognition, expedient intervention and senior review.

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