Facing the challenge: decreasing case fatality rates in severe sepsis despite increasing hospitalizations.

@article{Dombrovskiy2005FacingTC,
  title={Facing the challenge: decreasing case fatality rates in severe sepsis despite increasing hospitalizations.},
  author={Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Andrew A. Martin and Jagadeeshan Sunderram and Harold L. Paz},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={
          2555-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine recent trends in severe sepsis-related rates of hospitalization, mortality, and hospital case fatality in a large geographic area and to determine the impact of age, race, and gender on these outcomes. DESIGN Trend analysis for the period of 1995 to 2002. SETTING Acute care hospitals in New Jersey. PATIENTS Subjects > or = 18 yrs of age with severe sepsis who were hospitalized in New Jersey during the period of 1995 to 2002. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND… CONTINUE READING
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