CHRT’s new report shows a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for septicemia from 2007 to 2011. The hospitalization rate for orthopedic procedures that improve mobility and alleviate chronic pain also increased. The issue brief, The Cost Burden of Disease: United States and Michigan, is an analysis of hospitalization rates and charges from 2007–2011. During this timeframe, hospital discharge rates for septicemia rose sharply among the total population in both the U.S. and Michigan, by 56.8 percent and 62.1 percent, respectively. In 2011 alone, this resulted in total charges for septicemia diagnosis of $74.2 billion in the U.S. and $1.9 billion in Michigan.