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).
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Mortality rates from flu and pneumonia rise significantly with age
Death rate from pneumonia and flu is 130x higher for ages 85+ compared with people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is higher than that seen… [ Get More Details ]
Antibiotic resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae on the rise
Resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae to antibiotics has dramatically increased- from 5.3% to 11.6% for third generation cephalosporins (between 1999 and 2010), and from <0.1% to 4.5% for carbapenams (between 2002… [ Get More Details ]