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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1996 Mar;17(3):165-8.

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: factors predicting hospital mortality.

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Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA.


Among 89 episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, factors identified as independent predictors of hospital mortality were Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation III score > 60 (odds ratio [OR], 3.2; 95% confidence interval [CI95], 1.7 to 5.9) and Lifestyle score > 1 (OR, 2.1; CI95, 1.2 to 3.6). Future studies of S aureus bacteremia should take into consideration acute severity of illness (as well as treatment and source of infection) when evaluating outcome.

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