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Emergency Medical Service Screen of Polito et al for Sepsis: Initial Triage

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Polito et al developed a score that can be used by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel to screen a patient for severe sepsis. To improve performance it is necessary to improve the pretest probability. The authors are from Emory University in Atlanta and Northwestern University in Chicago.

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