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Sepsis deaths are on the rise at El Camino Health, where patients are showing up sicker than ever

Original post made on Nov 11, 2021

El Camino Health officials are concerned about a growing death rate among patients who show up at the hospital with sepsis, which has increased steadily over the last year and significantly boosted mortality rates.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 11, 2021, 12:28 PM

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Posted by Keeping it Real Folks
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:42 pm

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Is it possible that the delay in getting primary care due to backlog, is preventing basic conditions from being identified before they require the dire visit to ER? I know personally that the primary care visits I have scheduled for current issues are months out. Even diagnostics marked as "urgent" are scheduled 6 weeks out - due to sheer appointment availability. I cannot even imagine what it's like for those without insurance. I'm not a medical professional, but it seems a UTI or pneumonia can be caught by a primary care visit.


Posted by carmen
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 11, 2021 at 4:19 pm

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I can't believe that these patients with sepsis or Covid 19 were not given fluids: "Adams said there was some early reluctance in providing fluids to sepsis patients who also had COVID or pneumonia, fearing it would lead to pulmonary edema," now he says that it should be OK to change the protocols. Great medical care! Go to the hospital and die!

Has El Camino Hospital and other hospitals across the country studied the cause of these deaths? Have all these patients received treated with the Covid 19 RNA? Are these deaths related to a weakened immune system due to Covid vaccination? I am sure ECH has the records and these findings should be released.


Posted by Leslie Bain
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm

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"The prevailing theory is that sepsis deaths are up because people are taking too long to get care when they get sick or experience symptoms, Adams said."

Sure ... but WHY are persons taking too long to get care? THAT is the important question that needs to be answered.

What is the insurance status of these persons? The price of health care, even with insurance, continues to skyrocket. Those who cannot afford high costs become motivated to delay going to see a doctor unless the problem becomes absolutely serious.

68,000 people die every year in this country because they cannot afford health insurance.


Posted by a walker
a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 15, 2021 at 8:14 am

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The headline infers that it's the hospital's fault that deaths are up, but that's not what the article reports.


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