Epidemiology and outcomes of bloodstream infections in patients discharged from the emergency department.

  title={Epidemiology and outcomes of bloodstream infections in patients discharged from the emergency department.},
  author={Justine Chan and Jenna Wong and Raphael Saginur and Alan J. Forster and Carl van Walraven},
  volume={17 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcomes of patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) with a bloodstream infection (BSI) and how these outcomes are influenced by antibiotic treatment. METHOD We identified every BSI in adult patients discharged from our ED to the community between July 1, 2002, and March 31, 2011. The medical records of all cases were reviewed to determine antibiotic treatment in the ED and at discharge. Microorganism sensitivities were used to determine whether… 

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