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Mortality rate from hospital-acquired pneumonia

The mortality rate for hospital-acquired pneumonia ranges from 38% to more than 70%.

Laessig, Katherine A. End Points in Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia and/or Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Clinical Trials: Food and Drug Administration perspective. Clin Infect Dis. 2010; 181(6): 1897-905. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/Supplement_1/S117.full

Reference

Title
End Points in Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia and/or Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Clinical Trials: Food and Drug Administration perspective
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Laessig, Katherine A.
Volume & Issue
Volume 181, Issue 6
Pages
1897-905
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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