Hospital-acquired pneumonia. Attributable mortality and morbidity.

  title={Hospital-acquired pneumonia. Attributable mortality and morbidity.},
  author={Hsieh Shong Leu and Donald L. Kaiser and Mitsuru Mori and Robert Francis Woolson and Richard P. Wenzel},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={129 6},
A total of 1,001 consecutive episodes of nosocomial pneumonia in 901 patients was identified by routine surveillance at the University of Virginia Medical Center between 1979 and 1983 (8.6 episodes/1,000 admissions). When only initial episodes were examined, 890 patients comprised the study sample. The overall case fatality rate was 30%. Stepwise logistic regression indicated that time from admission to pneumonia (p = 0.0006), age (p less than 0.0001), prior use of mechanical ventilation (p = 0… CONTINUE READING