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Table 1 Top ten hospitalization diagnoses in the 90 days following severe sepsis.

From: Forty percent of hospitalizations after severe sepsis are potentially preventable

Rank Diagnosis category Proportion of all 90-day admissions (%) Survivors with 90-day admission (%)
1 Congestive heart failure, nonhypertensive 10.4 5.7*
2 Septicemia 9.5* 6.5*
3 Pneumonia 5.4 3.5*
4 Rehabilitation care 5.1 3.2
5 Acute and unspecified renal failure 4.6* 3.2*
6 Respiratory failure 4.1* 2.5*
7 Complication of device, implant, or graft 3.5* 2.3*
8 COPD and bronchiectasis 3.1 1.8
9 Urinary tract infection 3.1 1.8*
10 Aspiration pneumonitis 2.8* 1.8*
  1. *Value greater than that of nonsepsis survivors, P ≤ 0.001 for each comparison.