An algorithm is saving the lives of hospital patients - by detecting cases of sepsis early.
- Sepsis - an out-of-control reaction to infection - is behind nearly one-third of all hospital deaths and can be difficult to detect quickly.
- But the algorithm is able recognize warning signs and warn health care providers much faster - up to two hours earlier on average.
- The program is called TREWS, or 'Targeted Real-Time Early Warning System', and has cut sepsis-related deaths by nearly 20 percent.
- Do you think algorithms will play a big role in medicine going forward?