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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999


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 3

Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus infections from research or clinical panel

Type of infection Description S. aureus % Reference
Bacteremia Staphylococcal septicemia 50 30
Bacteremia 15 31,32
Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal vascular device, implant, and graft 16 4
Endocarditis Acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis 30 Clinical panel
Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac device, implant, and graft 14 33
Surgical site infection Disruption of operation wound and postoperative infection 20 4
Osteomyelitis Acute and chronic osteomyelitis 50 34,35
Septic arthritis Pyogenic arthritis 11 (age <5 yr) 33
33 (age 5-18 yr)
55 (age >18 yr)
Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal joint prosthesis 25 33

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