Deaths from Nosocomial infections


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Deaths from Nosocomial infections: 80,000 deaths annually (Starfield, JAMA 284(4), 2000)
Survival rate statistics for Nosocomial infections: The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Nosocomial infections:
  • 13.16% of selected infections resulting from medical care led to death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Death statistics for Nosocomial infections: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Nosocomial infections:

  • About 20,000 deaths in the U.S. per year (CDC)
  • 3,805 deaths from selected infections resulting from medical care were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 13.16% of selected infections resulting from medical care led to death in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 4.31% of deaths from selected infections resulting from medical care were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

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