Epidemiology

Large-scale epidemiological studies of sepsis in children are rare in the medical literature. The reasons are multi-factorial, but one is a lack of registries and specific sepsis databases. Greater insight into the epidemiology of sepsis in children would help to improve the understanding of temporal trends (such as an increasing number of children with chronic complex conditions), and to plan appropriate services[7] and public health interventions such as immunisations and acute medical interventions (e.g., implementation of Surviving Sepsis recommendations).

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