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Close to 1/2 of HAIs in patients 65+

Around 45% of all hospital-acquired HAIs in 2007 were in patients age 65 and older.

Lucado J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C. 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 J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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