Cost of pneumonia and flu more than $40 billion in 2005
In 2005, pneumonia and influenza combined cost the U.S. $40.2 billion—$34.2 in direct costs and $6 billion in indirect mortality costs.
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Patients hospitalized for sepsis experience poor outcomes
Compared with patients hospitalized with other diagnoses, patients hospitalized for sepsis/septicemia are:
1/2 as likely to be discharged home
2 times more likely to be discharged to other short-term care
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