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Table 3 Incidence of sepsis and outcome in private and public hospitals

From: Brazilian Sepsis Epidemiological Study (BASES study)

Parameter Private hospital Public hospitals P
Age, years 73.6 (58.5–81.5) 60.9 (44.7–72.2) <0.0005
APACHE II score 16 (11–21) 17 (12–22) 0.162
First-day SOFA score 3 (1–5) 6 (3–8.5) <0.0005
Severe sepsis rate,% 15.3 35 <0.05
Septic shock rate,% 11.7 30.7 <0.05
Overall mortality rate,% 12.5 29.0 <0.05
Severe sepsis mortality rate,% 32.7 51.6 <0.05
Septic shock mortality rate,% 33.3 57.1 <0.05
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment. Figures in parentheses are interquartile ranges.