Prognostic factors of health care–associated bloodstream infection in adult patients ≥40 years of age

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We investigated 401 geriatric patients and 453 middle-aged patients with health care–associated bloodstream infection (HABSI) at a medical center during January-December 2014. Compared with middle-aged patients, the geriatric group had higher 30-day mortality (31.2% vs 23.4%, P = .01). Body mass index, serum albumin concentration, Charlson comorbidity index score, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteremia, and high C-reactive protein levels predict poor outcomes for HABSI among adult patients.

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