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Successful prospective quality improvement programme for the identification and management of patients at risk of sepsis in hospital
  1. Kevin Gallagher1,2,
  2. Nicky Blackwell2,
  3. Ben Thomas2,
  4. Matthew Trail2,
  5. Lorraine Stewart2,
  6. Ross Paterson3
  1. 1Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2Department of Urology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3Department of Critical Care, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kevin Gallagher; kevin.mjgallagher{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors KG wrote the manuscript and is responsible for the overall content. KG and NB conceived, designed, collected data, analysed data and reviewed manuscript. BT and RP conceived and designed the study, reviewed data and reviewed the manuscript. MT and LS collected data and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. KG was funded by the Medical Research Council UK, Kidney Research UK and GlaxoSmithKline for an un-related project during preparation of this manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors KG wrote the manuscript and is responsible for the overall content. KG and NB conceived, designed, collected data, analysed data and reviewed manuscript. BT and RP conceived and designed the study, reviewed data and reviewed the manuscript. MT and LS collected data and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. KG was funded by the Medical Research Council UK, Kidney Research UK and GlaxoSmithKline for an un-related project during preparation of this manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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