Silver Book Fact

75% of c. diff infections start in places like nursing homes and physician offices

Fact image

75% of clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections, a common HAI, start in places like nursing homes and physician offices.

Infectious Diseases Society of America. Promoting Anti-Infective Development and Antimicrobial Stewardship through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). Statement of the IDSA befor the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health; March 2012. http://www.idsociety.org/uploadedfiles/idsa/policy_and_advocacy/current_topics_and_issues/advancing_product_research_and_development/bad_bugs_no_drugs/statements/idsa%20pdufa%20gain%20testimony%20030812%20final.pdf

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%.  
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia leading cause of HAI
    Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is the 2nd most frequent cause of hospital-acquired infection, numbering around 300,000 cases each year.  
  • Significant increase of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus penumoniae
    High-level penicillin-resistant Steptococcus pneumoniae increased 1,000-fold over 17 years.  
  • 10 most common pathogens leading to HAIs
    The 10 most common pathogens leading to HAIs: Coagulase-negative staphylococci 15% Staphylococcus aureus 15% Enterococcus species 12% Candida species 11% Escherichia coli 10% Pseudomonas aeruginosa 8% Klebsiella pneumoniae 6% Enterobacter species 5% Acinetobacter baumannii 3% Klebsiella oxytoca 2%  
  • Source of 99,000 annual deaths from HAIs
    Of the 99,000 annual deaths from HAIs: 35,967 are from pneumonia 30,665 are from bloodstream infections 13,088 are from urinary tract infections 8,205 are from surgical site infections; and 11,062 are from infections at other…