Mortalidade e riscos associados a infecção relacionada à assistência à saúde

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Healthcare-associated infections are a major cause of morbidity-mortality among hospitalized patients. The aim of this epidemiological study was to determine mortality and risks related to death in adult patients with healthcare-associated infections admitted to a teaching hospital in one year. Patient data were collected from infection medical reports. The mortality rate associated with infections was 38.4%, and it was classified as a contributing factor to deaths in 87.1% of death cases. The correlation between healthcare-associated infection and death was statistically significant among clinical patients (41.3%) presenting comorbidities related to the diagnosis (55.8%), cardiovascular infection (62.2%), pneumonia (48.9%), developing sepsis (69.0%), as well as patients who had been colonized (45.2%) and infected (44.7%) by multidrug resistance microorganisms.

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Souza, E. S., Belei, R. A., Carrilho, C. M. D. de M., Matsuo, T., Yamada-Ogatta, S. F., Andrade, G., … Kerbauy, G. (2015). Mortalidade e riscos associados a infecção relacionada à assistência à saúde. Texto e Contexto Enfermagem, 24(1), 220–228. https://doi.org/10.1590/0104-07072015002940013

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