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Determination of the size of the different sepsis categories presenting to a UK teaching hospital emergency department
Emergency Medicine Journal
Aim: To establish the size of the population of patients presenting to a UK emergency department (ED) with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock and to determine their mortality and length of stay. Setting: Southampton General Hospital Emergency Department, a teaching hospital treating 90 000 patients per annum. Method: A retrospective audit of all patients attending the ED for a 1-month period was undertaken in order to classify them into thedoi:10.1136/emj.2006.042358 pmid:18156530 fatcat:xjd4eo3jjrhoxnx7hop6z7n4yu