Hospital costs, length of stay and mortality attributable to invasive scedosporiosis in haematology patients.

@article{Heng2012HospitalCL,
  title={Hospital costs, length of stay and mortality attributable to invasive scedosporiosis in haematology patients.},
  author={S C Heng and Monica A. Slavin and Sharon C. A. Chen and Christopher H. Heath and Quoc Son Nguyen and Baki Billah and Roger L. Nation and David C. M. Kong},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={2274-82}
}
BACKGROUND Scedosporium species are increasingly recognized as a cause of invasive mould disease in haematology patients, but little is known about the hospitalization costs and outcomes attributable to invasive scedosporiosis (SCEDO). METHODS A retrospective case-control study was undertaken during 2002-10 to determine the attributable inpatient costs, length of stay (LOS) and mortality associated with SCEDO in haematology patients. Case patients with SCEDO (n = 30) were matched 1 : 2 to… CONTINUE READING