Length of stay and charges associated with health care-acquired bloodstream infections.

@article{ALRawajfah2012LengthOS,
  title={Length of stay and charges associated with health care-acquired bloodstream infections.},
  author={Omar M. AL-Rawajfah and Jeanne Beauchamp Hewitt and Frank Stetzer and Jehanzeb R. Cheema},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          227-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although many studies have examined outcomes of health care-associated bloodstream infections (HCABSIs), population-based estimates of length of stay (LOS) and costs have seldom been reported. OBJECTIVES Our objective was to generate US national estimates of LOS and costs associated with HCABSIs using the 2003 National Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS This study utilized a matched case-control design to estimate LOS and costs associated with HCABSIs based on the 2003 (NIS). A… CONTINUE READING
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