Use of Electronic Clinical Data to Track Incidence and Mortality for SARS-CoV-2–Associated Sepsis

The study titled “Use of Electronic Clinical Data to Track Incidence and Mortality for SARS-CoV-2–Associated Sepsis,” conducted by Claire N. Shappell and colleagues for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, aimed to quantify the burden of SARS-CoV-2–associated sepsis compared to presumed bacterial sepsis using objective electronic clinical criteria​​. Key aspects of the study include: In summary, this study provides valuable insights into the prevalence and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2–associated sepsis, emphasizing its significant but variable contribution to the overall sepsis burden during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also highlights the evolving nature of sepsis recognition and the importance of adapting diagnostic and treatment…