New research published in January 2023 in JAMA Network Open examines how well commonly used administrative data methods capture sepsis events in critically ill patients with traumatic injury. The study found current administrative methods misclassify and underestimate sepsis events.
These results indicate that new analytic approaches, such as automated classification using clinical data from electronic health records, are needed to identify sepsis among severely injured patients with trauma. The study was led by researchers from the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.
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