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The authors respond: Sepsis criteria and data interpretation

      We wish to thank the authors for their comments in the letter to the editor regarding our study describing time to antibiotics for sepsis alerts called in the emergency department compared to those called in the field by emergency medical services [
      • Mixon M.
      • Dietrich S.
      • Floren M.
      • et al.
      Time to antibiotic administration: Sepsis alerts called in emergency department versus in the field via emergency medical services [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 11].
      ]. We agree that the sample sizes were disproportionate between groups, however would point out that all patients within the specified timeframe were considered for our study. As both groups had large enough samples to have relatively stable estimates, the methodological impact or risk of bias is minimal.
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