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10 most common pathogens leading to HAIs

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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%

Hidron A, Edwards J, Patel J, Horan T, et al. Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated with Healthcare-Associated Infections: Annual summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006-2007. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008; 29(11): 996-1011. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/591861

Reference

Title
Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated with Healthcare-Associated Infections: Annual summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006-2007
Publication
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Hidron A, Edwards J, Patel J, Horan T, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 11
Pages
996-1011
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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