Purpose of this paper is to evaluate differences in the characteristics and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients over time.
Comparing the 3,147 patients from the SOAP study with the 4,852 patients from the ICON audit admitted to intensive care units, the Authors conclude that over the 10-year period between 2002 and 2012, the proportion of patients with sepsis admitted to European ICUs remained relatively stable, but the severity of disease increased. In multilevel analysis, the odds of ICU mortality were lower in our 2012 cohort compared to our 2002 cohort, particularly in patients with sepsis.
- Vincent JL, Lefrant JY, Kotfis K, Nanchal R, Martin-Loeches I, Wittebole X, Sakka SG, Pickkers P, Moreno R, Sakr Y; ICON and SOAP investigators; SOAP investigators. Sisillo E among collaborators. Intensive Care Med 2018 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-5043-2. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed