•BSI is deadly
–210,000 patients died from Sepsis (a BSI complication) in the US (2011), a mortality rate = 28%1
•BSI is expensive
–BSI/sepsis treatment account for over 40% of all Intensive Care Unit costs2.
•BSI incidence is growing
– Despite Pharmaceutical industry efforts, BSIs have continued to rise: by a factor of 3x since the 70’s3
ExThera is Changing This
•1 NIH, Sepsis Fact Sheet, Nov. 2012, 2 Kaiser Permanente Statistics, 3 Journal of Nursing, Angela Buckles