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  1. Krankenhausinfektionen und deren Konsequenzen bei Patienten im höheren Lebensalter.

    Article - En allemand

    Traduction en anglais : Hospital infections and their consequences for elderly patients.

    On the basis of a representative survey of more than 66 000 patients in German acute hospitals from 1978 to 1989 the incidence and consequences of nosocomial infections on length of hospital stay and mortality for patients above age 60 are discussed.

    Infection rates are higher for female patients and increase with age for both sexes.

    Surprisingly the length of stay differences due to nosocomial infections are smaller in absolute and relative terms for older patients.

    The consequences on mortality, however, strongly concentrate on older patients.

    Using realistic assumptions on incidence and mortality and on possible degrees of infection the number of « preventable deaths » due to nosocomial infections are calculated.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Hôpital, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Morbidité, Incidence, Temps séjour, Vieillard, Homme, Allemagne(république fédérale), Allemagne, Europe, Infection nosocomiale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Hospital, Epidemiology, Mortality, Morbidity, Incidence, Residence time, Elderly, Human, West Germany, Germany, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0246053

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 199406.