Earlier this year, the World Health Organization recognized sepsis as a global health problem, responsible for millions of preventable deaths every year, and adopted a resolution targeting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis, especially in low- and middle-income countries.1 Although most sepsis cases are assumed to occur in low- and middle-income countries, nearly all research on both the epidemiology of sepsis and optimal treatment comes from high-income countries.
Machado FR, Angus DC. Trying to Improve Sepsis Care in Low-Resource Settings. JAMA. 2017;318(13):1225–1227. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10547
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