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Inclusion of emergency department patients in early stages of sepsis in a quality improvement programme has the potential to improve survival: a prospective dual-centre study
  1. Bas De Groot1,
  2. Bastiaan Struyk1,
  3. Rashed Najafi1,
  4. Nieke Halma1,
  5. Loekie Pelser1,
  6. Denise Vorst1,
  7. Bart Mertens2,
  8. Annemieke Ansems3,
  9. Douwe Rijpsma3
  1. 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Biostatistics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Rijnstate Ziekenhuis, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bas De Groot, Department of Emergency Medicine, Leiden University Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands; b.de_Groot.CEH{at}lumc.nl

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  • Contributor BDG devised and designed the study, collected data, contributed to the analyses and edited the manuscript. BS and RN collected data, did the analyses and wrote the manuscript. NH, AA, DR, LP and DV collected data. BM did the propensity score analysis. BDG, BS and RN contributed equally to the manuscript. BDG takes full responsibility for the study as a whole.

    All authors read and approved the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the medical ethics committee of the Leiden University Medical Centre who waived the need for individual consent because of the purely observational character of the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributor BDG devised and designed the study, collected data, contributed to the analyses and edited the manuscript. BS and RN collected data, did the analyses and wrote the manuscript. NH, AA, DR, LP and DV collected data. BM did the propensity score analysis. BDG, BS and RN contributed equally to the manuscript. BDG takes full responsibility for the study as a whole.

    All authors read and approved the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the medical ethics committee of the Leiden University Medical Centre who waived the need for individual consent because of the purely observational character of the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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