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Volume 4, Number 3—September 1998
ICEID 1998

Populations at Risk

Nosocomial Infection Update

Robert A. Weinstein
Author affiliation: Cook County Hospital & Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Table 1

Nosocomial infections, United States (2,3)

Year Admissions
(x106) Patient daysa
(x106) Length of stay (days) Nosocomial
infection (x106) Nosocomial infections (/1000 patient days)
1975 38 299 7.9 2.1 7.2
1995 36 190 5.3 1.9 9.8

aPatient days = total inpatient days

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