Rapid increase in hospitalization and mortality rates for severe sepsis in the United States: a trend analysis from 1993 to 2003.

@article{Dombrovskiy2007RapidII,
  title={Rapid increase in hospitalization and mortality rates for severe sepsis in the United States: a trend analysis from 1993 to 2003.},
  author={Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Andrew A. Martin and Jagadeeshan Sunderram and Harold L. Paz},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          1244-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine recent trends in rates of hospitalization, mortality, and hospital case fatality for severe sepsis in the United States. DESIGN Trend analysis for the period from 1993 to 2003. SETTING U.S. community hospitals from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample that is a 20% stratified sample of all U.S. community hospitals. PATIENTS Subjects of any age with sepsis including severe sepsis who were hospitalized in the United States during the study period. INTERVENTIONS None… CONTINUE READING
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