Intensive care acquired infection is an independent risk factor for hospital mortality: a prospective cohort study

@article{Ylipalosaari2006IntensiveCA,
  title={Intensive care acquired infection is an independent risk factor for hospital mortality: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Pekka Ylipalosaari and Tero Ilmari Ala-Kokko and Jouko J. Laurila and Pasi P. Ohtonen and Hannu Tapani Syrj{\"a}l{\"a}},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={R66 - R66}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to elucidate the impact of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infection on hospital mortality. METHODS Patients with a longer than 48 hour stay in a mixed 10 bed ICU in a tertiary-level teaching hospital were prospectively enrolled between May 2002 and June 2003. Risk factors for hospital mortality were analyzed with a logistic regression model. RESULTS Of 335 patients, 80 developed ICU-acquired infection. Among the patients with ICU-acquired… CONTINUE READING