Risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia in the elderly.

  title={Risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia in the elderly.},
  author={Gregory Harkness and David W. Bentley and Klaus J. Roghmann},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={89 4},
PURPOSE Pneumonia is now the second most frequent hospital-acquired infection in acute-care facilities, and recent studies indicate that the incidence rate for nosocomial pneumonia in long-term-care facilities is of similar magnitude. The mortality rate is high, especially in the elderly. With prevention of this complication as an overall priority, this study was designed to determine the risk factors associated with nosocomial pneumonia in the elderly in both acute-care and long-term-care… CONTINUE READING


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