The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) has been ranked 19th in Altmetric's 2016 listing of the top 100 academic papers discussed worldwide. With over 1.5 million views, 100+ citations, almost 2,500 social media mentions, and reporting from more than 60 news outlets, the world has been abuzz over this research since its publication in JAMA in February.
Led by Drs. Derek Angus and Christopher Seymour, a task force of 19 experts in the field of sepsis were convened to analyze electronic health records from more than 1.3 million patient encounters and recommend updated definitions of sepsis and septic shock that would result in better recognition and more simple and timely diagnosis of at-risk patients.
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