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Hospital stays longer when HAIs involved

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The average length of hospital stays are 19 days longer with healthcare-associated infections than without (24.4 days versus 5.2 days).

Lucado, Jennifer, Kathryn Paez, Roxanne Andrews, and Claudia Steiner. Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007. Statistical Brief. August 2010; 94. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb94.pdf

Reference

Title
Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007
Publication
Statistical Brief
Publisher
AHRQ
Publication Date
August 2010
Authors
Lucado, Jennifer, Kathryn Paez, Roxanne Andrews, and Claudia Steiner
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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