SPOTLIGHT: Sepsis

Life-threatening condition on the rise

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SPOTLIGHT: Sepsis

John Downes explains sepsis and how its increase is impacting life insurance underwriters

Sepsis. It's not a commonly used term in the insurance lexicon - more of a potentially deadly outcome of a condition. Reports suggest that sepsis has become more common than heart attacks in the UK. Unlike heart attacks, sepsis can affect all ages; parents need to be as vigilant for sepsis as they are for meningitis, meaning that the condition has now been thrown under the spotlight. Hospital admissions in England for sepsis have more than doubled in three years, according to NHS Digital data....

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