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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of the impact of clinical characteristics on hospital costs for enterococci infections (significant results with p < 0.05 only)

From: Economic burden of nosocomial infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Clinical Characteristics ME (CI95%) p-value
Mechanical ventilation >500 h 2.91 (2.17–3.91) <0.001
Severe liver disease 1.94 (1.03–3.66) 0.041
Peripheral vascular disease 1.58 (1.23–2.03) <0.001
Vancomycin-resistance 1.37 (1.02–1.83) 0.034
Myocardial infarction 1.34 (1.04–1.71) 0.021
Age > 60 years 0.72 (0.53–0.98) 0.035
  1. ME, multiplicative effect; CI95%, 95% Confidence interval