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Incidence Statistics for Types of Nosocomial infections

The information below shows a list of types of Nosocomial infections, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Nosocomial infections. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Nosocomial infections

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Nosocomial infections by site: N/A N/A No information
Urinary tract infections N/A N/A No information
Surgical site infections N/A N/A No information
Respiratory tract infections N/A N/A No information
Blood stream infections N/A N/A No information
Skin infections N/A N/A No information
gastrointestinal tract infections N/A N/A No information
central nervous system infections N/A N/A No information
Nosocomial fungal infections N/A N/A No information
Candida N/A N/A No information
Candida albicans N/A N/A No information
Aspergillus approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 1-2 per 100,000 per year (DBMD)
Fusarium N/A N/A No information
Trichosporon N/A N/A No information
Malassezia N/A N/A No information
Nosocomial pneumonia N/A N/A No information
bacterial pneumonia N/A N/A No information
Legionnaires' disease approx 1 in 245,487 or 0.00% or 1,107 people in USA 1,107 1,108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
pulmonary aspergillosis N/A N/A No information
Mycobacterium tuberculosis approx 1 in 14,814 or 0.01% or 18,360 people in USA 18,360 18,361 cases annually in the USA (1998); 8 million people worldwide develop active TB and 3 million die; 17,531 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 5.50 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
viral pneumonias N/A N/A No information
Respiratory Syncytial Virus N/A N/A No information
influenza N/A N/A No information
Nosocomial infections by pathogen: N/A N/A No information
staphylococci N/A N/A No information
pseudomonas N/A N/A No information
Escherichia coli approx 1 in 10,879 or 0.01% or 25,000 people in USA 25,000 25,000 cases per year estimated
Antibiotic-resistant nosocomial infections N/A N/A No information
methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) N/A N/A No information
vancomycin-resistant staphylococcus aureus N/A N/A No information
vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Nosocomial infections


Incidence of Nosocomial infections:

estimated 2 million cases annually or about 10% of American hospital patients (CDC/NNIS 1992)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Nosocomial infections:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Nosocomial infections:

  • 2.84 per 1,000 hospitalised at risk patients developed infections due to medical care in America 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • 88,286 cases of selected infections resulting from medical care occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)

Types of Nosocomial infections

For more information about types of Nosocomial infections, refer to our section on types of Nosocomial infections.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Nosocomial infections usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Nosocomial infections. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Nosocomial infections at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000
 

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