Sepsis decision 'putting lives at risk'



A call for a national campaign to raise awareness of sepsis has been rejected by the Scottish government, BBC Scotland can reveal.
Campaigners described the decision as "absurd" and "complacent" and said ministers were putting lives at risk.
Sepsis kills about 3,500 people every year in Scotland and is caused when the immune system overreacts to infection.
Early identification is critical and treatment within an hour is vital to reducing the death rate.
The Scottish Parliament's public petitions committee had previously said a national awareness campaign was... read more

 
4 September 2017 in Health, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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