Improved mortality in gram-negative bacillary bacteremia.

From 1979 to 1982, the four years of this study, episodes of gram-negative bacillary bacteremia occurred in a 489-bed community teaching hospital--an increase of 15.9%. Mortality related to bacteremia was 19.4% overall and only 3.2% for the 158 episodes involving nonfatal underlying illnesses, lower figures than those reported in the past. The severity of… (More)