Impact of infection by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus on survival and resource utilization for patients with leukemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Enterococcus
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
  • Leukemia
  • Vancomycin Resistance

abstract

  • We estimated the impact of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection on the outcomes of patients with leukemia in a case-control study. Compared with their matched controls (n = 45), cases (n = 23) had 22% greater total charges and shorter survival (P = .04). These findings substantiate the need for aggressive interventions to prevent VRE transmission.

publication date

  • August 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12186216

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 471

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 23

number

  • 8