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Risk of HAIs from hospitalization increases with age

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Hospitalized elderly patients are 2 – 5 times more likely to develop a healthcare-associated infection than younger patients.

Haley R, Hooton T, Culver D, Stanley R, et al. Nosocomial Infections in U.S. Hospitals, 1975-1976. Am J Med. 1981; 70(4): 947-59. http://www.amjmed.com/article/0002-9343%2881%2990561-1/abstract

Reference

Title
Nosocomial Infections in U.S. Hospitals, 1975-1976
Publication
Am J Med
Publication Date
1981
Authors
Haley R, Hooton T, Culver D, Stanley R, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 70, Issue 4
Pages
947-59
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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