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Table 3 Hospital disposition and re-admissions according to presence of bacteraemia and carbapenem resistance

From: Burden of illness in US hospitals due to carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative urinary tract infections in patients with or without bacteraemia

  Overall, N=47,496 With bacteraemia, n=11,629 Without bacteraemia, n=35,867
Characteristic CR, n=2076 CS, n=45,420 P value CR, n=201 CS, n=11,428 P value CR, n=1875 CS, n=33,992 P value
Discharge status, n (%)          
In-hospital death 96 (4.6) 2100 (4.6) <0.001 21 (10.5) 690 (6.0) <0.001 75 (4.0) 1410 (4.1) <0.001
Home 798 (38.4) 23,174 (51.0)   62 (30.8) 6321 (55.3)   736 (39.3) 16,853 (49.6)  
Hospice 108 (5.2) 2049 (4.5)   14 (7.0) 463 (4.1)   94 (5.0) 1586 (4.7)  
Other 197 (9.5) 3097 (6.8)   18 (9.0) 655 (5.7)   179 (9.5) 2442 (7.2)  
Transfer 877 (42.2) 15,000 (33.0)   86 (42.8) 3299 (28.9)   791 (42.2) 11,701 (34.4)  
Patients who were alive when they were discharged from hospital, n (%) CR, n=1980 CS, n=43,320 P value CR, n=180 CS, n=10,738 P value CR, n=1800 CS, n=32,582 P value
Readmission with the same pathogena 448 (22.6) 5845 (13.5) <0.001 35 (19.4) 1314 (12.2) 0.004 413 (22.9) 4531 (13.9) <0.001
Readmission within 30 days 136 (6.9) 1174 (2.7)   12 (6.7) 263 (2.5)   124 (6.9) 911 (2.8)  
Readmission between 31–60 days 60 (3.0) 802 (1.9)   9 (5.0) 204 (1.9)   51 (2.8) 598 (1.8)  
Readmission between 61–90 days 49 (2.5) 547 (1.3)   3 (1.7) 121 (1.1)   46 (2.6) 426 (1.3)  
Readmission beyond 90 days 203 (10.3) 3322 (7.7)   11 (6.1) 726 (6.8)   192 (10.7) 2596 (8.0)  
Days between discharge from index hospitalisation to readmission in patients who were alive when they were discharged from hospital          
Mean (SD) 168.1 (234.8) 244.4 (295.2) <0.001 102.4 (157.2) 251.6 (304.9) <0.001 173.7 (239.6) 242.3 (292.3) <0.001
Median (Q1–Q3) 81 (25.0–201.5) 121 (39.0–341.0) <0.001 52 (19.0–121.0) 117 (38.0–356.0) <0.001 83 (27.0–210.0) 122 (39.0–338.0) <0.001
  1. CR Carbapenem resistant, CS Carbapenem susceptible, SD Standard deviation, UTI Urinary tract infection
  2. aReadmission: patients with > 1 inpatient encounter were flagged as readmission. Time to readmission was calculated as the number of days from discharge of the index hospitalisation to the first readmission date