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Table 1 Evolution of the sepsis guidelines

From: Surviving sepsis: a guide to the guidelines

  Organizations involved Number of participants Process Publication
First 1 (ISF) 9a EBM A to E Intensive Care Medicine supplement, 2001
Second 3 (ISF, ESICM, SCCM)b 24 EBM A to E Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, 2004
Third 16 55 GRADE Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, 2008
  1. EBM, evidence-based medicine; ESICM, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine; GRADE, Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation; ISF, International Sepsis Forum; SCCM, Society of Critical Care Medicine. aActually there were more participants since there were fellows or junior faculty involved. bA number of other societies also participated.