Clinical and economic burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults: a multicenter hospital-based study

@inproceedings{Song2013ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and economic burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults: a multicenter hospital-based study},
  author={Joon Young Song and Jun Yong Choi and Jin Soo Lee and In-Gyu Bae and Young Keun Kim and Jang Wook Sohn and Yu Mi Jo and Won Suk Choi and Jacob Lee and Kyung Hwa Park and Woo Joo Kim and Hee Jin Cheong},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae causes a broad spectrum of illnesses ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infections to invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Quantitative data on the burden of pneumococcal disease, important for the establishment of appropriate vaccination strategies, is currently lacking in adults. METHODS This multicenter, retrospective cohort study was designed to estimate the clinical and economic burden of IPD in adults over the last decade. Data were collected… CONTINUE READING
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