Pediatric severe sepsis: current trends and outcomes from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database.

@article{Ruth2014PediatricSS,
  title={Pediatric severe sepsis: current trends and outcomes from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database.},
  author={A Howison Ruth and Courtney E. McCracken and J. Dennis Fortenberry and Matthew Hall and Harold Simon and Ashwin K. Hebbar},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={
          828-38
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To 1) describe the characteristics and outcomes over time of PICU patients with severe sepsis within the dedicated U.S. children's hospitals, 2) identify patient subgroups at risk for mortality from pediatric severe sepsis, and 3) describe overall pediatric severe sepsis resource utilization. DESIGN Retrospective review of a prospectively collected multi-institutional children's hospital database. SETTING PICUs in 43 U.S. children's hospitals. PATIENTS PICU patients from birth… CONTINUE READING
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