Journal article

Burden and clinical outcomes of hospital-coded infections in patients with cancer: an 11-year longitudinal cohort study at an Australian cancer centre

Jake C Valentine, Lisa Hall, Tim Spelman, Karin M Verspoor, John F Seymour, Danny Rischin, Karin A Thursky, Monica A Slavin, Leon J Worth

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Patients with cancer are at increased risk for infection, but the relative morbidity and mortality of all infections is not well understood. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence, incidence, time-trends and risk of mortality of infections associated with hospital admissions in patients with haematological- and solid-tumour malignancies over 11 years. METHODS: A retrospective, longitudinal cohort study of inpatient admissions between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2017 at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre was conducted using administratively coded and patient demographics data. Descriptive analyses, autoregressive integrated moving average, Kaplan-Meier and Co..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship awarded to J.C. V. by the University of Melbourne and a Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship awarded to J.C.V. by the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control.