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Most common principal diagnoses for hospitalized patients with HAIs

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The most common principal diagnoses for hospitalized patients with HAIs are:

  • Septicemia 11.8%
  • Adult respiratory failure 5.9%
  • Complications from surgical or medical care 4.1%

Lucado J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C. Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007. Statistical Brief. August 2010; 94. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb94.pdf

Reference

Title
Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007
Publication
Statistical Brief
Publisher
AHRQ
Publication Date
August 2010
Authors
Lucado J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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