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Fig. 1 | BMC Geriatrics

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From: Development and validation of a screening tool for early identification of bloodstream infection in older patients – a retrospective case-control study

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Patient Inclusion. Case patients were those with a positive blood culture, excluding those with coagulase-negative Staphylococci, Corynebacterium, Propionibacterium, and Bacillus species other than B. anthracis, in whom antimicrobials were begun. Non-infected Matched Controls were older patients who never had a positive culture (any site) and did not receive any antibiotics during their hospital stay who were matched to cases by sex, age (within 5 years), hospital location (critical care [level II or III] or ward), length of stay and date of stay at the matching hospital location (within 30 days) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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