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Lindell RB, Nishisaki A, Weiss SL
Comparison of methods for identification of pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock in the Virtual Pediatric Systems Database.
This study compared the use of Virtual Pediatric Systems with traditional use of International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition (ICD) to identify children with severe sepsis or septic shock in PICU settings. Two different systems were compared “Martin” and “Angus”. Both showed good agreement, but ICD9 identified a smaller more accurate cohort of children. Additional analysis of discrepancies between the reference standard the two virtual systems showed that prospective screening missed 66 patients who were diagnosed with severe sepsis or severe shock. Once they were included in the standard cohort, agreement improved with a positive predictive value of 70%.
AHRQ-funded; HS024511; HS022464.
Citation: Lindell RB, Nishisaki A, Weiss SL . Comparison of methods for identification of pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock in the Virtual Pediatric Systems Database. Crit Care Med 2019 Feb;47(2):e129-e35. doi: 10.1097/ccm.0000000000003541..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Data, Sepsis