Nosocomial blood-stream infection in patients with end-stage renal disease: excess length of hospital stay, extra cost and attributable mortality.

@article{Liu2002NosocomialBI,
  title={Nosocomial blood-stream infection in patients with end-stage renal disease: excess length of hospital stay, extra cost and attributable mortality.},
  author={J W Liu and Yung K Su and Chi Feng Liu and Jiang Bing Chen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={224-7}
}
Patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing haemodialysis are at high risk of nosocomial blood-stream infection (BSI), but data on the associated costs in this patient population are not available. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective matched (1:2) case-control study of such patients undergoing haemodialysis from January 1998 to December 1998 in a medical centre in southern Taiwan to determine the excess length of hospital stay, attributable mortality, and the extra cost caused by… CONTINUE READING