Temporal trends in the epidemiology of severe postoperative sepsis after elective surgery: a large, nationwide sample.

@article{Bateman2010TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the epidemiology of severe postoperative sepsis after elective surgery: a large, nationwide sample.},
  author={Brian T. Bateman and Ulrich Schmidt and Mitchell F. Berman and Edward A. Bittner},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={917-25}
}
INTRODUCTION Multiple studies have used administrative datasets to examine the epidemiology of sepsis in general, but the entity of postoperative sepsis has been studied less intensively. Therefore, we undertook an analysis of the epidemiology of postoperative sepsis using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the largest in-patient dataset available in the United States. METHODS Elective admissions of patients aged 18 yr or older with a length of stay more than 3 days for any 1 of the 20 most… CONTINUE READING