The new sepsis consensus definitions (Sepsis-3): the good, the not-so-bad, and the actually-quite-pretty

@article{Singer2016TheNS,
  title={The new sepsis consensus definitions (Sepsis-3): the good, the not-so-bad, and the actually-quite-pretty},
  author={Mervyn Singer},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={2027-2029}
}
  • M. Singer
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
The imprecise characterization of “organ dysfunction” and “shock” in previous Consensus Definitions [2] has produced huge disparities in reported incidence and outcomes. Septic shock incidence varies tenfold and mortality fourfold [3]. “Severe sepsis” coded in a nationwide hospital sample in the USA rose from 300,270 to 781,725 within 8 years, with mortality nearly doubling [4]. This highlights the failure of current epidemiology to accurately assess the impact of sepsis. 

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