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Table 4 Mortality risks, 2–30 and 31–365 days after an incident episode of bacteraemia

From: Impact of appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment on recurrence and mortality in patients with bacteraemia: a population-based cohort study

Empirical antibiotic therapy Incident episode
n (% of total)
2–30 day mortality 31–365 day mortalitya
n (%) Odds Ratio (95% CI) n (%) Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Crude Adjustedb Crude Adjustedb
Appropriate 3778 (58) 571 (15) 1.0 (reference) 1.0 (reference) 716 (22) 1.0 (reference) 1.0 (reference)
Inappropriate 1290 (20) 224 (17) 1.18 (1.00–1.40) 0.85 (0.70–1.02) 327 (31) 1.54 (1.32–1.80) 1.35 (1.13–1.60)
Unknown 1415 (22) 271 (19) 1.33 (1.13–1.56) 1.26 (1.05–1.50) 259 (23) 1.02 (0.87–1.20) 1.03 (0.85–1.24)
  1. a For patients alive on day 30 (four patients who migrated between day 31 and 365 excluded)
  2. b Adjusted for age, gender, Charlson index score, origin, speciality, and group of microorganism