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Table 4 Classification of patients defined by 1992 ACCP/SCCM and 2003 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS sepsis definitions.

From: Different patient case mix by applying the 2003 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS sepsis definitions instead of the 1992 ACCP/SCCM sepsis definitions in surgical patients: a retrospective observational study

ACCP/SCCM 1992 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS 2003 Alive+dead Alive Dead Mortality(%)
Matching classification 1992 = 2003
Septic shock Septic shock 159 116 43 37
SIRS shock SIRS shock 57 45 12 27
Severe sepsis Severe sepsis 34 33 1 3
Severe SIRS Severe SIRS 72 69 3 4
Sepsis Sepsis 14 12 2 17
SIRS SIRS 69 66 3 5
Infection Infection 0 0 0 0
No infection No infection 7 7 0 0
Total shock patients 216 161 55 25
Total severe patients 106 102 4 4
Total severe + shock patients 322 263 59 18
Total classification 1992 = 2003 412 348 64 16
Mismatching classification 1992 > 2003
Septic shock Severe sepsis 2 2 0 0
Septic shock Sepsis 1 1 0 0
SIRS shock Severe SIRS 4 3 1 33
SIRS shock SIRS 3 2 1 50
Severe SIRS SIRS 9 8 1 13
SIRS No infection 2 1 1 100
Total shock patients 1992 10 8 2 20
Total severe patients 1992 9 8 1 11
Total severe + shock patients 1992 19 16 3 16
Total mismatching classification 1992 > 2003 21 17 4 19
Mismatching classification 2003 > 1992
Severe sepsis Septic shock 22 21 1 5
Sepsis Septic shock 18 17 1 6
Infection Septic shock 6 6 0 0
Severe SIRS SIRS shock 16 13 3 23
SIRS SIRS shock 42 39 3 8
No infection SIRS shock 8 8 0 0
Sepsis Severe sepsis 19 18 1 6
Infection Severe sepsis 6 6 0 0
SIRS Severe SIRS 71 71 0 0
No infection Severe SIRS 44 44 0 0
Infection Sepsis 1 1 0 0
No infection SIRS 56 56 0 0
Total shock patients 2003 112 104 8 7
Total severe patients 2003 140 139 1 1
Total severe + shock patients 2003 252 243 9 4
Total mismatching classification 2003 > 1992 309 300 9 3
Total classification 1992 and/or 2003
Total shock patients 1992 and/or 2003 338 273 65 19
Total patients 742 665 77 10