Silver Book Fact

Pneumonia in nursing home residents

Every year an estimated 2.3% of nursing home residents acquire pneumonia—more than 33,000 residents.

2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33D. CDC Estimates Diagnosis Table Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nnhsd/Estimates/nnhs/Estimates_Diagnoses_Tables.pdf#Table33b. Published June 2008

Reference

Title
2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33D
Publication
CDC Estimates Diagnosis Table
Publication Date
Published June 2008
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Mortality rate from hospital-acquired pneumonia
    The mortality rate for hospital-acquired pneumonia ranges from 38% to more than 70%.  
  • Unplanned Hospital Readmissions & Costs Following Sepsis Hospitalizations
    Among 187,697 hospital admissions for medical reasons that were associated with an unplanned 30-day readmission,  147,084 had a diagnosis of sepsis, 15,001 had a diagnosis of AMI, 79,480 were diagnosed with heart failure, 54,396…  
  • Enormous annual direct cost of HAIs to hospitals
    The annual direct cost of healthcare-associated infections to U.S. hospitals ranges from $28.4 billion to $45 billion.  
  • Postherpetic neuralgia in shingles
    Complications, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) occur in ~50% of older persons with shingles.  
  • Annual cost of flu
    The annual direct and indirect cost of flu in the U.S. is more than $87 billion.