TABLE 20.

Delay in treatment of Candida bloodstream infections is a potential risk factor for hospital mortalitya

Patient stratumNo. of patients% Mortality
DelaybNo delay
AII15733.111.1
APACHE II ≤ 159023.50.0
APACHE II > 156746.025.0
  • a Data compiled from the study of Morrell et al. (166).

  • b Delay in administering systemic antifungal therapy of ≥12 h after the first positive blood culture was drawn.