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  • August 26, 2020

Evaluating Pediatric Sepsis Definitions Designed for Electronic Health Record Extraction and Multicenter Quality Improvement

A description of IPSO definitions' effectiveness for large-scale data abstraction, identifying patients treated for sepsis, as well as practical utility for use in quality improvement.

Halden Scott, M.D., Children's Hospital Colorado, and Fran Balamuth, M.D., Ph.D., Children's Hospital Philadelphia, worked with a team of over 50 named authors and collaborative investigators to produce the first Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) manuscript.

Critical Care Medicine released "Evaluating Pediatric Sepsis Definitions Designed for Electronic Health Record Extraction and Multicenter Quality Improvement" online and it is in press to print. IPSO sepsis definitions demonstrated feasibility for large-scale data abstraction. The definitions also indicated strengths in content validity, convergent construct validity, and criterion validity; weakness in reliability.

Read the Critical Care Medicine article.