The epidemiology of sepsis in patients with malignancy.

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the longitudinal epidemiology of sepsis in patients with a history of cancer and to specifically examine sepsis-related disparities in risk or outcome. DESIGN Sepsis cases from 1979 through 2001 using a nationally representative sample of nonfederal acute-care hospitalizations in the United States (the National Hospital… (More)

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