Viral Meningitis-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States, 1988–1999

@article{Khetsuriani2003ViralMH,
  title={Viral Meningitis-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States, 1988–1999},
  author={Nino Khetsuriani and Eva S. Quiroz and Robert C. Holman and Larry J. Anderson},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={345 - 352}
}
We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Health Care Cost and Utilization Project to estimate disease burden associated with viral meningitis hospitalizations in the United States. During 1988–1999, viral meningitis accounted for an estimated 434,000 hospitalizations (annual average, 36,000; average annual hospitalization rate, 14/100,000), and 2.1 million hospital days (annual average, 175,000). The estimated mean charge for viral meningitis… 

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