What is the mortality rate of nosocomial pneumonia in the United States?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Kartika Shetty, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Nosocomial pneumonia accounted for 22% of all hospital infections in the United States. [12]  It is the second most common infection in hospitalized patients, and the most common infection in the intensive care unit responsible for one-fourth of all ICU infections. [13, 14]


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