Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2008, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (5): 543-545.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2008.05.007

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Economic Loss of Nosocomial Infections in Patients with Cerebral Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction

ZHAO Xia,WANG Li-hong, ZHANG Jing-li, MA Wen-hui, WANG Gui-zhen   

  1. Department of Hospital Infection Control,Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053,China
  • Received:2008-07-24 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-10-30 Published:2008-10-30
  • Contact: WANG Li-Hong

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To evaluate the economic loss of nosocomial infections (NI) in patients with cerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarction. Methods We used case-control method to compare the medical expenses between 46 pairs of cerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarction patients with or without NI. Results The median hospital stay, total treatment expense, medications expense, examination expense, and treatment expense of NI were significantly higher in the NI group than in non-NI group (all P<0.01 ). Conclusions NI can prolong hospital stay and increase medical expenses of patients with cerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarction.Effective measures should be taken to control NI.

Key words: nosocomial infection, economic loss, case-control study