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Sepsis often missed as 50% of screening tools don’t work, study finds

Research uncovers flaws in two of four tools used by health workers worldwide to diagnose condition

Paramedics and A&E doctors often miss signs of sepsis and two of the four ways health professionals screen for the killer condition do not work, a new study claims.

Sepsis, which is often described as blood poisoning, is estimated to be involved in the deaths of about 48,000 people a year in the UK.

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