Predictors of mortality of bloodstream infections among internal medicine patients: Mind the complexity of the septic population!

Published: 17 July 2019
Author(s): Alberto Tosoni, Giovanni Addolorato, Antonio Gasbarrini, Salvatore De Cosmo, Antonio Mirijello, on behalf of the Internal Medicine Sepsis Study Group
Issue: July 2019
Section: Letter to the Editor

We read with great interest the article by Papadimitriou-Olivgeris and colleagues [1] aiming to evaluate the predictors of mortality among internal medicine patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). As main result, qSOFA, compared to SIRS and other severity scores, showed better performances in predicting mortality with a high negative predicting value [1].