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Using the Number Needed to Treat to Assess Appropriate Antimicrobial Therapy as a Determinant of Outcome in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

C Vazquez-Guillamet, M Scolari, M Zilberberg, A Shorr, S Micek, M Kollef Crit Care Med, 2014, 42(11);2342-2349


The SSG recommend administration of effective IV antibiotics within the first hour of recognition of severe sepsis/septic shock. There are 2 steps to this, the first is recognising sepsis, the second is giving effective agents. This retrospective cohort study identified 2594 patients with...


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