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Table 3 Comparison of in-hospital mortality rates according to the clinical severity of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in the propensity-matched analyses

From: Effects of inappropriate empirical antibiotic therapy on mortality in patients with healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a propensity-matched analysis

  Empirical antibiotic therapy In-hospital mortality, n (%) OR (95 % CI) MRSA-related mortality, n (%) OR (95 % CI)
Severe sepsis or septic shock (n = 75)
 Yes Appropriate 24 (57.1) 1.02 (0.41–2.56) 13 (31.0) 1.12 (0.42–2.96)
  Inappropriate 19 (57.9) 11 (33.3)
 No Appropriate 18 (21.2) 1.21 (0.60–2.43) 6 (7.1) 1.57 (0.54–4.51)
  Inappropriate 23 (24.5) 10 (10.6)
Septic shock (n = 45)
 Yes Appropriate 20 (66.7) 1.00 (0.27–3.72) 12 (40.0) 1.00 (0.28–3.54)
  Inappropriate 10 (66.7) 6 (40.0)
 No Appropriate 22 (22.7) 1.36 (0.73–2.55) 7 (7.2) 1.99 (0.78–5.10)
  Inappropriate31 32 (28.6) 15 (13.4)
Charlson’s comorbidity index ≥3 (n = 108)    
 Yes Appropriate 31 (56.4) 0.62 (0.29–1.32) 13 (23.6) 0.83 (0.33–2.05)
  Inappropriate 24 (44.4)   11 (20.8)  
 No Appropriate 11 (15.3) 1.82 (0.79–4.18) 6 (8.3) 1.75 (0.60–5.09)
  Inappropriate 18 (24.7)   10 (13.7)  
  1. MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus