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Table 1 Effect on long-term mortality rate of patients with sepsis if the starting point of follow-up is changed

From: Long-term mortality after critical care: what is the starting point?

Study Longer follow-up reported Shorter follow-up reported Long-term mortality changing the starting point Difference Reduction
CATS [2] (n = 330) 51.2% (169/330) 90 days 45.5% (150/330) ICU 10.6% (19/180) 40.6% 79.3%
Nesseler et al. [5] (n = 93) 45.2% (42/93) 180 days 28% (26/93) ICU 23.9% (16/67) 21.3% 47.1%
Granja et al. [6] (n = 305) 39.7% (121/305) 180 days 24.6% (75/305) ICU 20.0% (46/230) 19.7% 49.6%
Baudouin et al. [7] (n = 150) 48.7% (73/150) 180 days 27.3% (41/150) ICU 29.4% (32/109) 19.3% 39.6%
Cuthbertson et al. [1] (n = 439) 60.8% (267/439) 5 years 39.2% (172/439) ICU 35.6% (95/267) 25.2% 41.4%
Angus et al. [8] (n = 1,690) 51.0%2.5 years 27.8% (469/1,690) 28 days 32.2% 18.8% 36.9%
VASST [3] (n = 778) 46.7% (360/771) 90 days 37.3% (290/778) 28 days 14.3% (70/488) 32.4% 69.4%
PROWESS-Shock [9] (n = 1,697) 33.4% (556/1,664) 90 days 25.3% (425/1,680) 28 days 10.4% (131/1,255) 23.0% 68.9%
  1. CATS, Catecholamine study; PROWESS, Protein C worldwide evaluation in severe sepsis; VASST, Vasopressin versus norepinephrine infusion in patients with septic shock.