Impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on inpatient mortality and length of stay.

@article{Scarsi2006ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on inpatient mortality and length of stay.},
  author={Kimberly K. Scarsi and Joe Feinglass and Marc H Scheetz and Michael J Postelnick and Maureen K Bolon and Gary Noskin},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={
          3355-60
        }
}
The consequences of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy are not well-described and may cause prolonged hospitalization or infection-related mortality. In vitro susceptibility results for 884 patients hospitalized at an academic medical center with gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBI) from 2001 to 2003 were matched to antimicrobial orders within 24 h of culture. Clinical characteristics, organism, inpatient mortality, and length of stay after culture for patients with GNBI were… CONTINUE READING
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