Silver Book Fact

Infection and related sepsis leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs

Infection and related sepsis/septicemia are the leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs, accounting for as many as 60% of deaths.

Vincent, Jean-Louis, Jordi Rello, John Marshall, Eliezer Silva, Antonio Anzueto, Claude D. Martin, Rui Moreno, Jeffrey Lipman, Charles Gomersall, Yasser Sakr, Konrad Reinhart. International Study of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection in Intensive Care Units. JAMA. 2009; 302(21): 2323-9. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=184963

Reference

Title
International Study of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection in Intensive Care Units
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Vincent, Jean-Louis, Jordi Rello, John Marshall, Eliezer Silva, Antonio Anzueto, Claude D. Martin, Rui Moreno, Jeffrey Lipman, Charles Gomersall, Yasser Sakr, Konrad Reinhart
Volume & Issue
Volume 302, Issue 21
Pages
2323-9
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Drug resistant infections cost $16.6 – $26 billion to US healthcare system annually
    Drug-resistant infections cost the U.S. healthcare system between $16.6 and $26 billion in extra costs each year.  
  • HAIs cost patients additional $43,000 per hospital stay
    Patients with HAIs cost, on average, $43,000 more per hospital stay than those without an infection ($52,096 vs. $9,377).  
  • Drug-resistant MRSA expensive to treat
    As an example, the median treatment cost for drug-resistant MRSA patients over a 6-month period was 118% higher than the cost of treating drug-susceptible MRSA strains.  
  • Infection and related sepsis leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs
    Infection and related sepsis/septicemia are the leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs, accounting for as many as 60% of deaths.  
  • 1 in 4 inpatient pneumonia hospitalizations due to HAIs
    In one study, one in four inpatient pneumonia hospitalizations were from health-care-associated pneumonia.