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Table 5 Outcomes.

From: Characteristics and outcomes of culture-negative versus culture-positive severe sepsis

  Culture-negative patients (n= 415) Culture-positive patients (n= 586) P value
Hospital mortality 149 (35.9) 258 (44.0) 0.01
ICU mortality 139 (33.5) 232 (39.6) 0.049
Duration of mechanical ventilation, daysa 3.0 (1.0-7.0) 4.0 (1.0-8.0) 0.35
Duration of ICU stay, days 4.0 (2.0-8.0) 4.0 (2.0-9.0) 0.46
Duration of hospital stay, days 12.0 (7.0-21.0) 15.0 (7.0-27.0) 0.02
  1. aA total of 326 culture-negative patients and 448 culture-positive patients were mechanically ventilated during the ICU stay. ICU, intensive care unit.