The benefit of appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment in patients with bloodstream infection

Leibovici L, Shraga I, Drucker M, et al: The benefit of appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment in patients with bloodstream infection. Journal of Internal Medicine. 1998;244(5):379–386.

An observational, prospective cohort study to test whether empirical antibiotic treatment that matches the in vitro susceptibility of the pathogen (appropriate treatment) improves survival in patients with bloodstream infections.

 

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