Discordant identification of pediatric severe sepsis by research and clinical definitions in the SPROUT international point prevalence study

@inproceedings{Weiss2015DiscordantIO,
  title={Discordant identification of pediatric severe sepsis by research and clinical definitions in the SPROUT international point prevalence study},
  author={Scott L. Weiss and Julie C Fitzgerald and Frank A. Maffei and Jason M. Kane and Antonio Rodr{\'i}guez-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Deyin D. Hsing and Deborah Franzon and Sze Ying Kee and Jenny L. Bush and Jason Roy and N. J. W. Thomas and Vinay M. Nadkarni},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Consensus criteria for pediatric severe sepsis have standardized enrollment for research studies. However, the extent to which critically ill children identified by consensus criteria reflect physician diagnosis of severe sepsis, which underlies external validity for pediatric sepsis research, is not known. We sought to determine the agreement between physician diagnosis and consensus criteria to identify pediatric patients with severe sepsis across a network of international… CONTINUE READING
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