Comparative effectiveness of physician diagnosis and guideline definitions in identifying sepsis patients in the emergency department.

@article{Brown2015ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effectiveness of physician diagnosis and guideline definitions in identifying sepsis patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Tyler D Brown and Azmina Ghelani-Allen and Denise L Yeung and H. B. Nguyen},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={71-7}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to compare the agreement of emergency physician diagnoses relative to the 1991 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)/Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and 2001 ACCP/SCCM/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine/American Thoracic Society/Surgical Infection Society internationally accepted definitions of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was an observational cohort study of adult patients presenting to… CONTINUE READING
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