Prognostic Accuracy of the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment for Mortality in Patients With Suspected Infection

@article{Fernando2018PrognosticAO,
  title={Prognostic Accuracy of the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment for Mortality in Patients With Suspected Infection},
  author={Shannon M. Fernando and Alexandre Tran and Monica Taljaard and Wei Cheng and Bram Rochwerg and Andrew J. E. Seely and Jeffrey J Perry},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={168},
  pages={266-275}
}
Despite substantial advances in treatment, sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide (1, 2). In the emergency department (ED), patients with infection and sepsis are an enormous burden: An estimated 850000 visits occur annually in the United States (3). Similarly, patients admitted to hospital wards with infection are at risk for clinical deterioration, sepsis or septic shock, and even death (4). Rapid identification of patients with sepsis and early initiation of… 
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