Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999
The Economic Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Infection in New York City Hospitals
|Type of Infection||Nosocomial||Community-acquired|
|Pneumonia||Secondary diagnosisa||Primary diagnosisa|
|Bacteremia||Catheter- or surgery- associated infectionsb||Noncatheter- and nonsurgical- associated infections|
|Endocarditis||Prosthetic valve infections||Natural valve infections|
|Surgical site infection (SSI)||All SSIs||None|
|Septic arthritis||Prosthetic joint infections||Natural joint infections|
aICD-9-CM 482.4 as the primary diagnosis vs. 482.4 as one of several other diagnoses.
bICD-9-CM 996.62, or 038.1 associated with a surgical ICD procedure code, or 790.7 associated with a surgical ICD procedure code.