Business & Economics

Study Examines Trends in Infectious Disease Mortality in U.S.

November 22, 2016

In a study appearing in the November 22/29 issue of JAMA, Heidi E. Brown, PhD, of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and colleagues investigated trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States from 1980 through 2014.

Mortality Related to HAIs in a Tertiary Hospital

January 25, 2016

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are reported to increase patient mortality and incur longer hospital stays. Most studies to date have focused on specific groups of hospitalized patients with a rather short follow-up period.

Sepsis Involved in High Percentage of Hospital Deaths

May 19, 2014

An analysis that included approximately 7 million hospitalizations finds that sepsis contributed to 1 in every 2 to 3 deaths, and most of these patients had sepsis at admission, according to a study published by JAMA.