The impact of infectious disease consultation and intervention on patients with staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection

Mrs Jing Chen1, Mrs Jia-yu Wu1, Mrs Min-hong Cai1, Mr Qian Xiang1, Mr Yu Lv1

1Sichuan Province Peoples’s Hospital


Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major causes of bloodstream infection. Infectious disease (ID) consultation and intervention measures may improve the outcome and management in patients with bloodstream infection. However, the data of patients with staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SAB) in China is limited.


A retrospective study of patients with SAB was conducted at a tertiary teaching hospital from 2017 to 2018. ID consultation was tracted from hospitalization system database. The association of ID consuatation and mortality and compliance with quality control measures were determined.


A total of 124 patients were studied. Among the patients, 36 were infected with methicillin-resistant S. aures (MRSA) and 88 were with methicillin-sensitive S. aures (MSSA). 77.8% patients with MRSA received ID consultation, while 30.7% patients with MSSA received it. No statistically significant differences in duration of bacteria, hospital stay and mortality were observed between group ID consultation and no ID consultation. The compliance of quality control measures management was significantly higher in group ID consultation (P<0.05).


ID consultation was associated with a better management of patients with staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection. Routine ID consultation should be recommened for patients with S. aures bloodstream infection.


The presenting author is an infectious doctor. She received her Master’s degree from West China Medical College of Sichuan University in 2015. She specializes in the diagnosis of infections and the prevention and control of nosocomial infections.

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