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Table 1 Criteria for identifying health-care associated infections

From: The association between nurse staffing and hospital outcomes in injured patients

Infection Type ICD-9-CM Discharge Diagnosis Codes
Sepsis 038-038.9, 112.5, 112.81, 785.52, 995.91, 995.92
Pneumonia 482.0-482.2, 482.4-482.9
Staphylococcus 730.0-730.09, 711–711.09, 038.11, 041.11, 482.41, V09.0, V09.8, 008.41, 038.1, 790.7, 996.62, 421.0, 996.61, 998.3, 998.5
Clostridium difficile 008.45