Predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly patients with catheter-associated nosocomial urinary tract infection.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between clinical, procedural and treatment factors and in- hospital mortality in elderly patients with nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI). Factors evaluated included severity of underlying disease, co- morbid conditions, experiencing surgery, debilitating disease, genitourinary dysfunction/disease and catheter duration. The population included all patients (N = 681) $ ge$65 years admitted during a three year period, and diagnosed with catheter-associated nosocomial UTI. The case-control design was chosen. A case was defined as dead at discharge (n = 92). A potential control was defined as alive at discharge (n = 589). Two controls were randomly selected per case, stratified by admission year.