Stratification of the impact of inappropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy for Gram-negative bloodstream infections by predicted prognosis.

@article{Cain2015StratificationOT,
  title={Stratification of the impact of inappropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy for Gram-negative bloodstream infections by predicted prognosis.},
  author={Sarah E Cain and Joseph E Kohn and P Brandon Bookstaver and Helmut A Albrecht and Majdi N. Al-Hasan},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={245-50}
}
The bloodstream infection mortality risk score (BSIMRS) predicts the outcome of patients with Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) with high discrimination. This retrospective cohort study examined the impact of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on mortality in adult patients with Gram-negative BSI admitted to Palmetto Health Hospitals in Columbia, SC, USA, from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012 after stratification by predicted prognosis at initial presentation using BSIMRS. A… CONTINUE READING
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