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National early warning score at Emergency Department triage may allow earlier identification of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock: a retrospective observational study
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    Mortality is key
    Dear Editor, I read with interest this article by Keep et al. There is clearly growing interest in research aiming to identify patients with sepsis earlier in emergency departments, given evidence that early treatment seems to improve outcomes. However, I am not sure of the usefulness of comparing one scoring system (NEWS) to another (Surviving Sepsis Campaign definitions). As both are composites of mostly physiological variable...
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