Trends in US hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;15(9):1516-8
Authors: Edelsberg J, Taneja C, Zervos M, Haque N, Moore C, Reyes K, Spalding J, Jiang J, Oster G
Using data from the 2000-2004 US Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample, we found that total hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections increased by 29% during 2000-2004; admissions for pneumonia were largely unchanged. These results are consistent with recent reported increases in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
PMID: 19788830 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]