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Table 5 Secondary outcomes: mortality, discharge and 90 day readmission

From: Is it financially beneficial for hospitals to prevent nosocomial infections?

  CLABSI
N (%)
CDI
N (%)
SSI
N (%)
Case
N = 62
Control
N = 178
Case
N = 92
Control
N = 276
Case
N = 76
Control
N = 215
Discharge to LTCF 12 (19) 27 (15) 33 (36) 75 (27) 8 (11) 18 (8)
Hospital Mortality for first admission 35 (56) 75 (42)$ 24 (26) 30 (11)$ 1 (1) 1 (0.5)$$$
Mortality within 90 days 36 (58) 87 (49)$$ 43 (47) 61 (22) $ 2 (2) 1 (0.5)$$$
90 days readmissiona 5/27 (18%) 31/103 (30%) 42/68 (62%) 85/246 (35%) 47/75 (62%)b 32/214 (15%)$, c
Mean length of stay per patient during readmissiona 1.5 4.3 16 4.4 7 0.5
  1. a Readmission data per number of patients discharged alive from first hospital stay
  2. b Seven patients (9%) required surgery during re-admission
  3. c Eight patients (4%) required surgery during re-admission
  4. CLABSI central-line associated bloodstream infection, CDI clostridium difficile infection, SSI surgical site infection, LTCF long term care facility
  5. Comparing cases to control $ p < 0.001, $$ p = 0.002, $$$ p = 1.0