Weekend diagnosis of Escherichia coli urinary tract infection does not predict poor outcome

J. F. Echaiz, J. P. Henderson, D. K. Warren, J. Marschall

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Abstract

It has been suggested that mortality is higher in patients admitted to hospitals during the weekend. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes in patients with E. coli urinary tract infection (UTI) depending on the hospital admission day. For this purpose, a secondary analysis of data from a prospective cohort of patients with E. coli UTI was conducted. Weekend diagnosis of UTI was not associated with higher mortality. However, mortality was associated with sepsis, sepsis-induced hypotension and intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Sepsis-induced hypotension and ICU admission were independent determinants of mortality. The results indicate that indicators of severity of illness are associated with higher mortality in patients with UTI rather than the time of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1422-1424
Number of pages3
JournalEpidemiology and infection
Volume142
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • mortality
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • weekend

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