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Pneumonia in nursing home residents

Every year an estimated 2.3% of nursing home residents acquire pneumonia—more than 33,000 residents.

2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33D. CDC Estimates Diagnosis Table Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nnhsd/Estimates/nnhs/Estimates_Diagnoses_Tables.pdf#Table33b. Published June 2008

Reference

Title
2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33D
Publication
CDC Estimates Diagnosis Table
Publication Date
Published June 2008
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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