The epidemiology of acute organ system dysfunction from severe sepsis outside of the intensive care unit.

@article{Rohde2013TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of acute organ system dysfunction from severe sepsis outside of the intensive care unit.},
  author={Jeffrey M Rohde and Andrew J Odden and Catherine A Bonham and Latoya B. Kuhn and Preeti N. Malani and Lena M. Chen and Scott A. Flanders and Theodore J. Iwashyna},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={243-7}
}
BACKGROUND Severe sepsis is a common, costly, and complex problem, the epidemiology of which has only been well studied in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, nearly half of all patients with severe sepsis are cared for outside the ICU. OBJECTIVE To determine rates of infection and organ system dysfunction in patients with severe sepsis admitted to non-ICU services. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A large, tertiary, academic medical center in the United States. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING
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