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Annual incidence of pneumonia in Medicare population

In Medicare beneficiaries, the average cumulative annual incidence of any type of pneumonia was 47.4 per 1,000 from 2005 to 2007.

Thomas C, Ryan M, Chapman J, Stason W, 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 C, Ryan M, Chapman J, Stason W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 142, Issue 4
Pages
973-81
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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