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Comorbidities and hospitalization higher with HAIs

Patients with HAIs have more comorbidities (2.8 vs. 1.9) and in-hospital mortality (9% vs. 1.5%), compared to all other hospitalized patients.

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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  • Human Burden

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