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Harnessing AI in sepsis care

A real-time early warning system for sepsis detection shows promising adoption by healthcare providers and important improvements in patient outcomes.

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D.W.B. reports grants and personal fees from EarlySense, personal fees from CDI Negev, equity from ValeraHealth, equity from Clew, equity from MDClone, personal fees and equity from AESOP, personal fees and equity from FeelBetter and grants from IBM Watson Health, outside the submitted work. A.S. received partial salary support from grants funded by IBM Watson Health, outside of the submitted work.

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Bates, D.W., Syrowatka, A. Harnessing AI in sepsis care. Nat Med 28, 1351–1352 (2022).

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