alexa Hospital-acquired morbidity on a neurology service.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

Author(s): Shafer SQ, Brust JC, Healton EB, Mayo JB

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Clinical services must monitor hospital-acquired morbidity, but what rates are expected specifically for neurology inpatients is not evident from published studies. We studied prospectively 1317 consecutive admissions to a neurology service in a university-affiliated city hospital from 1987 to 1990 and recorded all nosocomial infections, nosocomial pneumonia, and decubitus ulcers of stage III or IV. Over the 3-year period, 6.8\% of patients had > or = 1 nosocomial infection (and almost half of these had a nosocomial bloodstream infection); 3.1\% had > or = 1 case of nosocomial pneumonia; 1.2\% developed severe decubitus ulcers, and 8.4\% had one or more of the three complications. The incidence of nosocomial infection exceeds that expected from multihospital studies. How much of the excess is peculiar to neurology patients and how much can be attributed to factors in our community and at our hospital cannot be determined from this study. Furthermore, our statistics are not meant as norms, but as initial estimates for quality assurance.
This article was published in J Natl Med Assoc and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords