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Hospitalization rate from flu epidemics

Every influenza epidemic, between 55,000 and 431,000 Americans are hospitalized, with a mean annual hospitalization rate of 226,000.

Thomas C, Ryan M, Chapman J, Stason W, et al. Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries. Chest. 2012; 142(4): 973-81. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1215975

Reference

Title
Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries
Publication
Chest
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thomas C, Ryan M, Chapman J, Stason W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 142, Issue 4
Pages
973-81
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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