Nosocomial bacterial pneumonias.

Pneumonia is the third most common nosocomial infection and the most difficult to prevent. Fifteen percent of all deaths occurring in hospitals are caused by nosocomial pneumonias. Nosocomial pneumonias prolong hospital stays over 4 days, resulting in at least $3,000 to $5,000 in extra charges per infection. Most cases of nosocomial pneumonias are caused by… CONTINUE READING