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Source of 99,000 annual deaths from HAIs

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Of the 99,000 annual deaths from HAIs:

  • 35,967 are from pneumonia
  • 30,665 are from bloodstream infections
  • 13,088 are from urinary tract infections
  • 8,205 are from surgical site infections; and
  • 11,062 are from infections at other sites

Klevens R, Edwards J, Richards C, Horan T, et al. Estimating Health Care-Associated Infections and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, 2002. Public Health Reports. 2007; 122(2): 160-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1820440/

Reference

Title
Estimating Health Care-Associated Infections and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, 2002
Publication
Public Health Reports
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Klevens R, Edwards J, Richards C, Horan T, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 122, Issue 2
Pages
160-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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