Declining case fatality rates for severe sepsis: good data bring good news with ambiguous implications.

@article{Iwashyna2014DecliningCF,
  title={Declining case fatality rates for severe sepsis: good data bring good news with ambiguous implications.},
  author={Theodore J. Iwashyna and Derek C. Angus},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2014},
  volume={311 13},
  pages={1295-7}
}
The medical literature and the lay press often report substantial changes in the incidence or mortality of different diseases, including accounts of both large improvements in survival and warnings of burgeoning epidemics. If t r u e , s u c h i n f o r m a t i o n would be crucial for policy makers, patients, clinicians, and researchers. However, these… CONTINUE READING