A review of six retrospective cohort studies found that in the week before their hospital admission with sepsis, most patients are evaluated in the healthcare system. These encounters typically involved antibiotic prescriptions and presentation with potential infectious disease symptoms, and closer to a hospitalization admission for sepsis the encounters appeared to increase in frequency. However, the researchers did not identify any consistent factors that made a healthcare encounter in the subsequent week significantly more or less likely to precede a hospitalization for sepsis.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Rapid Review: Sepsis - Medscape - Apr 08, 2022.