Researchers emphasized that they do not recommend routine outpatient management for individual sepsis patients. “Almost certainly, some of the discharged patients should have been admitted to the hospital.” Dr. Peltan said. “I think there’s still a lot of opportunity to understand who these patients are, understand why there is so much physician variation, and to develop tools to further optimize triage decisions.”
The study was funded in part by the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation in Salt Lake City. Dr. Peltan reported having no financial disclosures.
SOURCE: Peltan ID et al. ATS 2018, .