The influence of infection on hospital mortality for patients requiring > 48 h of intensive care.

@article{Osmon2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of infection on hospital mortality for patients requiring > 48 h of intensive care.},
  author={Steven Osmon and David K Warren and Sondra M Seiler and William Shannon and Victoria J. Fraser and Marin H Kollef},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={1021-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of microbiologically confirmed infection on hospital mortality among patients requiring intensive care for > 48 h. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Medical ICU of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an urban teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of 893 patients requiring intensive care for > 48 h. INTERVENTIONS Prospective patient surveillance and data collection. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Three hundred seventy-two patients (41.7%) requiring… CONTINUE READING

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