Point prevalence of general ward patients fulfilling criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

L. Douglas, A. Casamento, D. Jones

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The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is defined by abnormal temperature, heart rate, minute ventilation or white cell count and can be due to infectious or non-infectious causes. In a single day, 23% of hospital ward patients fulfilled SIRS criteria. Patients with SIRS were more likely to be under medical than surgical units. One-third of the patients had evidence of infection. There was no association between SIRS criteria and increased mortality or hospital length of stay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • Sepsis
  • SIRS

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