Since 1991-1992, competing sepsis definitions have- with varying degrees of success- attempted to capture the difference between normal and abnormal host responses in order to help researchers and clinicians improve care.
The most crucial basis of “usual care” in sepsis treatment is, simply, who is deemed fit to receive it.
Jeremy Samuel Faust MD MS
Jeremy Samuel Faust, MD MS MA, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York, after graduating from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MD, MS in Biomedical Sciences). He is the co-host of FOAMcast, an award-winning podcast bridging core emergency medicine content with cutting-edge topics. He is a frequent contributor to Slate, and has published essays in the New York Times, The New York Daily News, Undark Magazine, The Harvard Health Blog, and Mother Jones and has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) and The Takeaway (Public Radio International/WNYC/WGBH). He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Emergency Medicine and ACEP Now, and has served as a content editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360 Series.