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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;15(9):1516-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1509.081228.

Trends in US hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections.

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Policy Analysis Inc., Brookline, Massachusetts 02445, USA.

Abstract

Using data from the 2000-2004 US Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample, we found that total hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections increased by 29% during 2000-2004; admissions for pneumonia were largely unchanged. These results are consistent with recent reported increases in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

PMID:
19788830
PMCID:
PMC2819854
DOI:
10.3201/eid1509.081228
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