Table 5.

Likelihood of hospitalization for catheter-related bacteremia by pathogen

OrganismTotalInpatientPercent Inpatient
Staphylococcus aureus532853
Enterococcus30930
Staphylococcus epidermidis601423
gram-negative rod24417
  • Excludes 17 cases of polymicrobial bacteremia. P < 0.001 for S. aureus versus other organisms.