How bad are bacteremia and sepsis? Outcomes in a cohort with suspected bacteremia.

@article{Bates1995HowBA,
  title={How bad are bacteremia and sepsis? Outcomes in a cohort with suspected bacteremia.},
  author={David W. Bates and Karsten Pruess and Thomas H. Lee},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={155 6},
  pages={
          593-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes of patients with suspected bacteremia, we performed a prospective cohort study. METHODS Clinical data were collected within 24 hours of initial culture from a random sample of 1516 episodes in which blood cultures were performed in an urban tertiary care hospital. One hundred forty-two patients with bacteremia were compared with two comparison groups: (1) 142 randomly selected patients with negative cultures, matched in age within 5… CONTINUE READING
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