Temporal trends in the systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and medical coding of sepsis

@inproceedings{Thomas2015TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and medical coding of sepsis},
  author={Benjamin Stuart Thomas and S Reza Jafarzadeh and D. Warren and Sandra McCormick and Victoria J. Fraser and Jonas Marschall},
  booktitle={BMC anesthesiology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Recent reports using administrative claims data suggest the incidence of community- and hospital-onset sepsis is increasing. Whether this reflects changing epidemiology, more effective diagnostic methods, or changes in physician documentation and medical coding practices is unclear. METHODS We performed a temporal-trend study from 2008 to 2012… CONTINUE READING