SIRS criteria

Because of the Core Measure for Severe Sepsis, there has been various discussions about Sepsis at my hospital.  Most recently, the discussion is pertaining the temperature portion of SIRS criteria.  Apparently there are different thoughts on what the temp should be to count it? (I realize there is a difference in the temp used for the core measure purposes and clinical/coding guidelines) I was always taught it use a temp greater than 100.4 (F).  Sorry this seems very basic, but just wanted other input.


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