Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more frequent and lethal in stroke patients: A nationwide 4-year study

João C. Gonçalves-Pereira, Flavio Marino, Paulo Mergulhão, Baltazar Nunes, Filipe Froes

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Abstract

We report a higher incidence of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in patients admitted with stroke (odds ratio, 5.6; 95% CI, 5.4-5.8). Patients with HAP and stroke had an elevated risk of death (odds ratio, 1.2; 95% CI, 1.1-1.3). The incidence and mortality of HAP in stroke patients increased across all age groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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