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Hospitalization rate from flu epidemics

Every influenza epidemic, between 55,000 and 431,000 Americans are hospitalized, with a mean annual hospitalization rate of 226,000.

Thomas, Cindy P., Marian Ryan, John D. Chapman, William B. Stason, Christopher P. Tompkins, et al. Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries. Chest. 2012; 142(4): 973-81. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1215975

Reference

Title
Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries
Publication
Chest
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thomas, Cindy P., Marian Ryan, John D. Chapman, William B. Stason, Christopher P. Tompkins, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 142, Issue 4
Pages
973-81
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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