Attributable costs of enterococcal bloodstream infections in a nonsurgical hospital cohort.

  title={Attributable costs of enterococcal bloodstream infections in a nonsurgical hospital cohort.},
  author={Anne M. Butler and Margaret A. Olsen and Liana R Merz and Rebecca M Guth and Keith Woeltje and Bernard C. Camins and Victoria J. Fraser},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={31 1},
BACKGROUND Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bloodstream infections (BSIs) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To determine the hospital costs and length of stay attributable to VRE BSI and vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus (VSE) BSI and the independent effect of vancomycin resistance on hospital costs. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 21,154 nonsurgical patients admitted to an academic medical center during the period from 2002… CONTINUE READING


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