The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) produces and regularly updates guidelines for managing patients with sepsis and septic shock. However, deviation from guidelines is frequently observed in the intensive care unit.
The last iteration of the SSC includes 79 recommendations where the impact on mortality remains unclear for some of them. Prioritising the recommendations based on their relative impact on mortality would be helpful to the clinician.
A recent study has been carried out to identify among all SSC recommendations applicable during the first 24 h following sepsis onset, a subset of guidelines that should be prioritised to minimise 28-day all-cause mortality.