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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999

Perspective

The Economic Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Infection in New York City Hospitals

Robert J. Rubin, Catherine A. Harrington, Anna Poon, Kimberly Dietrich, Jeremy A. Greene, and Adil Moiduddin
Author affiliations: The Lewin Group, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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Table 4

Incidence, length of stay, costs, and death rates of Staphylococcus aureus infections by type of infection

Direct Medical Costs
Type of infection Incidence Length of stay
(days) Total ($M) Per patient ($) Deaths
Total %
Pneumonia 3,600 22.2 128.3 35,400 890 25
Bacteremia 4,400 18.0 137.0 31,300 470 11
Endocarditis 550 25.9 25.8 47,200 40 7
Surgical site infection 2,300 13.6 50.5 21,800 NDa ND
Osteomyelitis 2,000 23.9 68.4 35,000 ND ND
Septic arthritis 700 22.0 25.5 35,100 ND ND
Total or average 13,550 19.8 435.5 32,100 1,400 10

aND=no data.

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