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Deprivation and learning disabilities linked to increased risk of dying from sepsis, study finds

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 27 November 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2795
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

People from the most socioeconomically deprived groups in England are almost twice as likely to die from sepsis within 30 days of infection than those from the least deprived groups (crude odds ratio 1.80, 95% confidence interval 1.77 to 1.83), according to research.1

Researchers from the University of Manchester looked at 224 361 non-covid sepsis cases between 1 January 2019 and 31 June 2022, and compared these to 1 346 166 matched controls. They found that as well as deprivation, comorbidity and learning disabilities were also associated …

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