Sepsis patients kept waiting too long by the NHS | Daily Mail Online

Half of patients with possible sepsis are waiting more than an hour for lifesaving treatment, a major audit has found.Under NHS guidelines, anyone showing signs of the illness is meant to be assessed and treated within 60 minutes of their arrival at hospital.Without rapid treatment, sepsis quickly takes hold of the body, leading to multiple organ failure and death.But a study involving 13,000 patients found that only 44 per cent received antibiotics within an hour of arriving at A&E units.

Source: Sepsis patients kept waiting too long by the NHS | Daily Mail Online

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