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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Feb;23(2):106-8.

The cost of antibiotic resistance: effect of resistance among Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudmonas aeruginosa on length of hospital stay.

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Abstract

To assess the effect of antimicrobial resistance on length of hospital stay, a case-control study compared infections due to four nosocomial pathogens. Significantly increased lengths of stay were associated with infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Infections with resistant pathogens are associated with prolonged hospitalization.

PMID:
11893146
DOI:
10.1086/502018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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