Prognosis of Nosocomial infections


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Nosocomial infections usually refers to the likely outcome of Nosocomial infections. The prognosis of Nosocomial infections may include the duration of Nosocomial infections, chances of complications of Nosocomial infections, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Nosocomial infections, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Nosocomial infections. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

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)

Deaths from Nosocomial infections: 80,000 deaths annually (Starfield, JAMA 284(4), 2000)

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