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PeerJ  2015 

Automated electronic medical record sepsis detection in the emergency department

DOI: 10.7717/peerj.343

Keywords: Sepsis,Automation,Automated alerts,Accuracy,Predictive value

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Background. While often first treated in the emergency department (ED), identification of sepsis is difficult. Electronic medical record (EMR) clinical decision tools offer a novel strategy for identifying patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to test the accuracy of an EMR-based, automated sepsis identification system.


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