Evolution of the Incidence, Mortality, and Cost of Infective Endocarditis in Spain Between 1997 and 2014 1,2 1 2,3 M. Heredia-Rodríguez, PhD ,A. Hernández, MD , Juan Bustamante-Munguira, MD, PhD , 2,4 2,5 6 1,2 F. J. Álvarez, PhD ,J.M.Eiros,PhD , J. Castrodeza, PhD , and E. Tamayo, PhD 1 2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain; BioCritic. Group for Biomedical Research in Critical Care 3 4 Medicine, Valladolid, Spain; Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Universitario Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain; Department of 5 6 Pharmacology, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Department of Microbiology, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, Madrid, Spain. KEY WORDS: Infective endocarditis; Epidemiology; Incidence; Mortality; RESULTS Health care costs. Overall, 34,399 patients were diagnosed with IE. The JGen Intern Med 33(10):1610–3 adjusted IE incidence (events per 100,000 persons) was DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4514-7 4.3%, ranging from 3.2% in 1997 to 5.6% in 2014 © Society of General Internal Medicine 2018 (Fig. 1). Age-adjusted incidence was higher in the 75– 79 age group. Higher rates were observed in males than in females (67 v. 33%). The Charlson Index increased from (mean ± SD) 0.7 ± 1.1 INTRODUCTION in 1997
Journal of General Internal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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