The Skåne region is a leader – although many cases of sepsis are lost
An infected wound developed in sepsis in a cancerous woman. A three-year-old who was in the hospital due to a throat infection did not wake up the next morning. These are two of the deadly death episodes, such as Lex Maria, reported in Skåne just this year.
The treble in Malmö introduced a septicemia alarm in 2012, first in Sweden. Based on a checklist of suspected symptoms, sick patients receive antibiotics within one hour.
Although the Skåne Region is a leader in paying attention and treating sepsis, health care still loses many of the warning signs.