Bacteremia in a swedish university hospital: A one-year prospective study in 1981 and a comparison with 1975–76

@article{Ljungman1984BacteremiaIA,
  title={Bacteremia in a swedish university hospital: A one-year prospective study in 1981 and a comparison with 1975–76},
  author={Per Ljungman and Assoc. Prof. A. -S. Malmborg and Bertil Nystr{\"o}m and A. Tilleg{\aa}rd},
  journal={Infection},
  year={1984},
  volume={12},
  pages={243-247}
}
A one-year prospective study of bacteremia was carried out at a Swedish university hospital. Blood cultures were taken in 6.3% of all patients admitted to the hospital. 148 episodes of bacteremia were recorded in 142 patients, 59% of whom were males. The mean incidence of bacteremia was 4.3 episodes per 1,000 admissions. The incidence of contamination was 1… CONTINUE READING