Incidence and impact of hospital-acquired pneumonia: a Portuguese nationwide four-year study

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Abstract

This article presents the incidence of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in Portugal during a four-year period (2014–2017). Data were retrieved from the 100 Portuguese hospital diagnosis discharge database for adult patients and included gender, age, chronic comorbidities, mortality and hospital length of stay. There were 28,632 episodes of HAP, an incidence of 0.95 per 100 admissions. HAP patients had both a prolonged hospital length of stay (mean 26.4 days) and high mortality (33.6%). Most episodes occurred in patients aged ≥65 years and in males (76.1% and 61.7%, respectively). Invasive ventilation was required in 18.8%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Age-related disease
  • Hospital epidemiology
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • Outcome assessment
  • Stroke

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