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October 3, 2017

Trying to Improve Sepsis Care in Low-Resource Settings

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Pain, and Intensive Care, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 3Associate Editor, JAMA, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2017;318(13):1225-1227. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10547

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.