Hospital days, hospitalization costs, and inpatient mortality among patients with mucormycosis: a retrospective analysis of US hospital discharge data

@inproceedings{Zilberberg2014HospitalDH,
  title={Hospital days, hospitalization costs, and inpatient mortality among patients with mucormycosis: a retrospective analysis of US hospital discharge data},
  author={Marya D. Zilberberg and Andrew F. Shorr and Huan Huang and Paresh Chaudhari and Victoria Federico Paly and Joseph Menzin},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Mucormycosis is a rare and potentially fatal fungal infection occurring primarily in severely immunosuppressed patients. Because it is so rare, reports in the literature are mainly limited to case reports or small case series. The aim of this study was to evaluate inpatient mortality, length of stay (LOS), and costs among a matched sample of high-risk patients with and without mucormycosis in a large nationally representative database. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis… CONTINUE READING
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