Received: 24 April 2020
Accepted: 8 October 2020
First Online: 20 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: In accordance with the French regulatory system regarding personal and medical data and after agreement of the French data protection authority (CNIL), our institution was allowed to access the PMSI database. We only had access to patients diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock according to our definition, and to pseudonymized data.
: Not applicable.
: We declare that we have no conflicts of interest.