TABLE 21.

Impact of inadequate antifungal therapy on mortality attributable to candidemia, 1998 to 2000a

Treatment categoryAttributable mortality (%)
ConnecticutBaltimore
Overall1924
Adequate treatmentb1116
Inadequate treatmentc3141
  • a Data compiled from the study of Morgan et al. (164).

  • b Any systemically active antifungal agent for ≥7 days after first positive blood culture.

  • c Less than 7 days of therapy (30 to 39% of total). Patients who did not survive a minimum of 3 days after a positive blood culture were not included in the analysis.