Neurol Clin Pract 2021 Apr;11(2):117-126
Department of Neurosurgery (MK, SEH, SMA, LTC, BP, SPL), Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (BL, H-JL), and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine (JRP), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
Objective: To examine the longitudinal health care resource utilization, in-hospital mortality, and incidence of downstream complications of bacterial meningitis in the United States.
Methods: Using IBM MarketScan, we retrieved data on adult patients with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis admitted to a US hospital between 2008 and 2015. Patients were stratified into groups (1) with/without prior head trauma/neurosurgical complications, (2) nosocomial/community acquisition, and (3) Gram-negative/positive bacteria. Read More