Silver Book Fact

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Late Mortality and Sepsis
    Compared with patients not in the hospital, sepsis in hospitalized patients was associated with a 22.1%  increase in late mortality during a 2 year follow-up period.  
  • 75% of c. diff infections start in places like nursing homes and physician offices
    75% of clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, a common HAI, start in places like nursing homes and physician offices.  
  • Risk of HAIs from hospitalization increases with age
    Hospitalized elderly patients are 2 – 5 times more likely to develop a healthcare-associated infection than younger patients.  
  • MRSA kills more than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, and homicide combined
    In one year, MRSA killed more Americans (~19,000) than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and homicide combined.  
  • HAIs cost patients additional $43,000 per hospital stay
    Patients with HAIs cost, on average, $43,000 more per hospital stay than those without an infection ($52,096 vs. $9,377).