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Epidemiology of severe sepsis occurring in the first 24 hrs in intensive care units in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Authors
  • Padkin, Andrew
  • Goldfrad, Caroline
  • Brady, Anthony R
  • Young, Duncan
  • Black, Nick
  • Rowan, Kathy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
31
Issue
9
Pages
2332–2338
Identifiers
PMID: 14501964
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Severe sepsis is common and presents a major challenge for clinicians, managers, and healthcare policymakers. Intensive care unit admissions meeting severe sepsis criteria have a high mortality rate and high resource use.

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