Table 1

Demographical details, Charlson comorbidity index and Pitt bacteraemia score of 437 consecutive patients with 559 hospital-acquired bacteraemic episodes

 7-day mortality30-day mortality
Survived (%)Died (%)Survived (%)Died (%)
Total347 (79.4)90 (20.6)284 (65.0)153 (35.0)
Age (years)
 <127 (100.0)0 (0.0)27 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 1–157 (100.0)0 (0.0)7 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 16–3012 (85.7)2 (14.3)11 (78.6)3 (21.4)
 31–5036 (92.3)3 (7.7)33 (84.6)6 (15.4)
 51–7099 (83.9)19 (16.1)80 (67.8)38 (32.2)
 >70166 (71.6)66 (28.4)126 (54.3)106 (45.7)
Sex
 Male187 (80.6)45 (19.4)156 (67.2)76 (32.8)
 Female160 (78.0)45 (22.0)128 (62.4)77 (37.6)
Site*
 Queen's Hospital283 (82.0)62 (18.0)237 (68.7)108 (31.3)
 King George Hospital169 (79.0)45 (21.0)135 (63.1)79 (36.9)
Speciality*
 Critical care134 (82.2)29 (17.8)109 (66.9)54 (33.1)
 Medicine185 (74.3)64 (25.7)144 (57.8)105 (42.2)
 Surgical72 (83.7)14 (16.3)61 (70.9)25 (29.1)
 Obstetrics and gynaecology6 (100.0)0 (0.0)6 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 Paediatrics and neonatology40 (100.0)0 (0.0)40 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 Other†15 (100.0)0 (0.0)12 (80.0)3 (20.0)
Neutropenia*27 (79.4)7 (20.6)24 (70.6)10 (29.4)
Pitt score*
 090 (92.8)7 (7.2)80 (82.5)17 (17.5)
 185 (87.6)12 (12.4)76 (78.4)21 (21.6)
 285 (88.5)11 (11.5)76 (79.2)20 (20.8)
 343 (74.1)15 (25.9)32 (55.2)26 (44.8)
 463 (74.1)22 (25.9)40 (47.1)45 (52.9)
 5–762 (72.1)24 (27.9)47 (54.7)39 (45.3)
 8–96 (31.6)13 (68.4)4 (21.1)15 (78.9)
CCI*
 068 (93.2)5 (6.8)66 (90.4)7 (9.6)
 184 (87.5)12 (12.5)68 (70.8)28 (29.2)
 290 (82.6)19 (17.4)75 (68.8)34 (31.2)
 374 (78.7)20 (21.3)65 (69.1)29 (30.9)
 437 (72.5)14 (27.5)27 (52.9)24 (47.1)
 530 (81.1)7 (18.9)21 (56.8)16 (43.2)
 631 (70.5)13 (29.5)25 (56.8)19 (43.2)
 7–931 (64.6)17 (35.4)19 (39.6)29 (60.4)
Site of infection*
 CVC110 (92.4)9 (7.6)92 (77.3)27 (22.7)
 Catheter-associated UTI58 (69.9)25 (30.1)50 (60.2)33 (39.8)
 Non-catheter-associated UTI45 (77.6)13 (22.4)39 (67.2)19 (32.8)
 Biliary tract13 (92.9)1 (7.1)10 (71.4)4 (28.6)
 Other225 (79.2)59 (20.8)180 (63.4)104 (36.6)
  • *Percentage of total bacteraemia episodes recorded for each patient.

  • †Other specialities including Haematology and Oncology.

  • CCI, Charlson comorbidity index; CVC, Central venous catheter; UTI, urinary tract infection.