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Prognostic value of positive blood cultures and culture results on outcomes in emergency medical admissions

Published:December 17, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2022.12.005
      Blood cultures are commonly performed in emergency medical admissions but the extent to which they improve established prognostic algorithms has been infrequently studied [
      • Conway R.
      • O'Connell B.
      • Byrne D.
      • O'Riordan D.
      • Silke B.
      Prognostic value of blood cultures as an illness severity marker in.
      ]. We report on a large dataset of blood cultures on all consecutive emergency medical patients admitted to our institution over 11 years. We were particularly focused on the outcomes for those with a positive blood culture and sought to investigate the relationship with 30-day in-hospital mortality.
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