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In-hospital mortality associated with the misdiagnosis or unidentified site of infection at admission.

Abe T, Tokuda Y, Shiraishi A, et al. In-hospital mortality associated with the misdiagnosis or unidentified site of infection at admission. Crit Care. 2019;23(1):202. doi:10.1186/s13054-019-2475-9.

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July 31, 2019
Abe T, Tokuda Y, Shiraishi A, et al. Crit Care. 2019;23(1):202.

This retrospective study sought to determine whether timely diagnosis of the site of infection affected in-hospital mortality for sepsis. Investigators found that patients whose infection site was misdiagnosed on admission had more than twofold greater odds of dying in the hospital compared to those with the correct infection site diagnosed on admission. These results reinforce the importance of correct and timely diagnosis for sepsis outcomes.

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Abe T, Tokuda Y, Shiraishi A, et al. In-hospital mortality associated with the misdiagnosis or unidentified site of infection at admission. Crit Care. 2019;23(1):202. doi:10.1186/s13054-019-2475-9.