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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections


Infection Control and Changing Health-Care Delivery Systems

William R. JarvisComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Changing epidemiology of health care in acute-care facilities

Characteristic 1975 1995
Admissions 37,700,000 35,900,000
Patient-days 299,000,000 190,000,000
Length of stay 7.9 days 5.3 days
Inpatient surgical procedures 18,300,000 13,300,000

Adapted from ref 6 and unpublished data (CDC, Hospital Infections Program)

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