To the Editor Dr Singer and colleagues,1 in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3), focused on organ dysfunction as an integral component of the pathobiology of sepsis. Incorporation of the Sequential [Sepsis-Related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score to identify organ dysfunction makes the definition more objective for clinicians and researchers.
Shrestha GS. Composition of the Sepsis Definitions Task Force. JAMA. 2016;316(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6386