Impacting lives with a full spectrum of blood culture solutions
BD is empowering healthcare professionals—from specimen collection to actionable results—to address the health and financial burdens associated with sepsis.
Each year, an estimated 31.5 million cases of sepsis are diagnosed globally, with an estimated 5.3 million deaths.1 The average cost per hospital stay for sepsis is $18,000.2
Today, blood culture remains the most important microbiology tool in the management of sepsis.3 BD provides a proven, full-spectrum blood culture offering for all three phases of testing.
- Fleischmann C et al. Assessment of global incidence and mortality of hospital-treated sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193(3):259-272.
- Torio C (AHRQ), Moore B (Truven Health Analytics). National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013. HCUP Statistical Brief #204. May 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf.
- Patel M. Utility of blood culture in sepsis diagnostics. J Acad Clin Microbiol. 2016;18(2):74-79.