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Risk stratification of severe sepsis patients in the emergency department
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    Usefulness of MEDS score for risk stratification of severe sepsis medical patients
    • François G Brivet, Head Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • Frédéric M. Jacobs, and Dominique Prat

    Dear Sir,

    We read with interest the article by Chen et al which demonstrated that a MEDS score greater than 12 may be discriminant for Emergency Department (ED) triage, ICU placement (1). These results of importance are in accordance with those of our group. We prospectively evaluated the accuracy of the MEDS score in 286 patients with documented sepsis admitted into our medical ICU (10 beds) after an ED cons...

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