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What is Nosocomial infections?

What is Nosocomial infections?

  • Nosocomial infections: Any infection that originates in a hospital.

Nosocomial infections: Introduction

Types of Nosocomial infections:

Types of Nosocomial infections:

Broader types of Nosocomial infections:

How many people get Nosocomial infections?

Incidence (annual) of Nosocomial infections: estimated 2 million cases annually or about 10% of American hospital patients (CDC/NNIS 1992)
Incidence Rate of Nosocomial infections: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Nosocomial infections?

Patient Profile for Nosocomial infections: Typically immunosuppressed hospital patients due to age, disease, medication, or surgery.

How serious is Nosocomial infections?

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

What causes Nosocomial infections?

Causes of Nosocomial infections: see causes of Nosocomial infections
Risk factors for Nosocomial infections: see risk factors for Nosocomial infections

What are the symptoms of Nosocomial infections?

Symptoms of Nosocomial infections: see symptoms of Nosocomial infections

Can anyone else get Nosocomial infections?

More information: see contagiousness of Nosocomial infections
Inheritance: see inheritance of Nosocomial infections

Nosocomial infections: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Nosocomial infections.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Nosocomial infections.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Nosocomial infections: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Nosocomial infections.
Treatments for Nosocomial infections: see treatments for Nosocomial infections
Prevention of Nosocomial infections: see prevention of Nosocomial infections
Research for Nosocomial infections: see research for Nosocomial infections

Society issues for Nosocomial infections

Costs of Nosocomial infections: more than $4.5 billion in 1992 (CDC/NNIS 1992)

Cost statistics for Nosocomial infections: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Nosocomial infections:

  • $1.71 billion spent on infections resulting from medical care annually in America 2000-02 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • $1,706.39 million in excess cost for selected infections resulting from medical care was attributable to patient safety incidents in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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Name and Aliases of Nosocomial infections

Main name of condition: Nosocomial infections

Other names or spellings for Nosocomial infections:


Nosocomial infections: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Nosocomial infections:


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