Journal Article

Hospital deaths in patients with sepsis from 2 independent cohorts.

Liu V, Escobar GJ, Greene JD, et al. JAMA. 2014;312:90-2.

This study used national databases to demonstrate that sepsis accounted for more than one-third of all in-hospital deaths among adults. Sepsis care has been the focus of intense quality improvement efforts over the past few years, and these efforts are justified by the high prevalence of this disease.