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Diagnosing sepsis is subjective and highly variable: a survey of intensivists using case vignettes.

Rhee C; Kadri SS; Danner RL; Suffredini AF; Massaro AF; Kitch BT; Lee G; Klompas M.

Early intervention for sepsis can improve patient outcomes, and in turn prompt diagnosis is critical. Using case vignettes, this survey of intensivists found substantial variation in accurately diagnosing sepsis. This work has significant implications for initiatives aimed at improving the timely recognition of this condition.