Silver Book Fact

Flu rates in long-term care facilities

Residents of long-term care facilities are particularly vulnerable to influenza, with rates of illness that range as high as 25% to 60%.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 24, 2006; 55(RR02): 1-16. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5502a1.htm

Reference

Title
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel
Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Publication Date
February 24, 2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue RR02
Pages
1-16
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Hospitalizations due to pneumonia
    Community-acquired pneumonia is responsible for 350,000 – 620,000 hospitalizations each year in Americans age 65 and older.  
  • 1 in 10 HAI hospital stays from sepsis
    1 in 10 hospital stays with HAIs have a principal diagnosis of septicemia.  
  • 10 most common pathogens leading to HAIs
    The 10 most common pathogens leading to HAIs: Coagulase-negative staphylococci 15% Staphylococcus aureus 15% Enterococcus species 12% Candida species 11% Escherichia coli 10% Pseudomonas aeruginosa 8% Klebsiella pneumoniae 6% Enterobacter species 5% Acinetobacter baumannii 3% Klebsiella oxytoca 2%  
  • Hospital stays longer when HAIs involved
    The average length of hospital stays are 19 days longer with healthcare-associated infections than without (24.4 days versus 5.2 days).  
  • 1 in 4 inpatient pneumonia hospitalizations due to HAIs
    In one study, one in four inpatient pneumonia hospitalizations were from health-care-associated pneumonia.