Racial variation in the incidence, care, and outcomes of severe sepsis: analysis of population, patient, and hospital characteristics.

@article{Barnato2008RacialVI,
  title={Racial variation in the incidence, care, and outcomes of severe sepsis: analysis of population, patient, and hospital characteristics.},
  author={Amber E Barnato and Sherri L Alexander and Walter T. Linde-Zwirble and Derek C. Angus},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={279-84}
}
RATIONALE Higher rates of sepsis have been reported in minorities. OBJECTIVES To explore racial differences in the incidence and associated case fatality of severe sepsis, accounting for clinical, social, health care service delivery, and geographic characteristics. METHODS Retrospective population-based cohort study using hospital discharge and U.S… CONTINUE READING