Risk factors for mortality of bacteremic patients in the emergency department.

@article{Lin2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for mortality of bacteremic patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Jiun-nong Lin and Yen-Shuo Tsai and Chung-Hsu Lai and Yen-Hsu Chen and S M Tsai and Hsing-lin Lin and Chun-Kai Huang and Hsi-Hsun Lin},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={749-55}
}
OBJECTIVES Patients with bacteremia have a high mortality and generally require urgent treatment. The authors conducted a study to describe bacteremic patients in emergency departments (EDs) and to identify risk factors for mortality. METHODS Bacteremic patients in EDs were identified retrospectively at a university hospital from January 2007 to December 2007. Demographic characteristics, underlying illness, clinical conditions, microbiology, and the source of bacteremia were collected and… CONTINUE READING

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