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Fig. 1 | Critical Care

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From: Evidence for a causal link between sepsis and long-term mortality: a systematic review of epidemiologic studies

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Approach to the study question. Post-acute mortality was estimated as the difference between one-year mortality and acute mortality, to address the study questions as described (see “Methods”, “Approach”). We assessed whether the studies used cumulative mortality or post-acute mortality in regression models. This was done to identify risk factors that are associated with post-acute mortality, which will help future researchers delineate modifiable risk factors. This approach helps to generate a summary estimate of post-acute mortality and also explores the relationship between acute mortality and post-acute mortality at cohort level

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