Severe sepsis

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

March 2022

Severe sepsis – resulting in admission to a critical care unit for three days or more

A definite diagnosis of sepsis by a consultant physician resulting in admission to either an intensive care (ICU) or a high dependency unit (HDU) for at least three continuous days.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition