Infections are common and can be especially costly when treatment is delayed or when the patient has additional chronic conditions. Statistics show that pneumonia, septicemia and urinary tract infections were responsible for more than 1 million inpatient stays each in 2010. Infections can be hospital-acquired which reinforces the need for thorough research on a facility’s infection rate before seeking care.
An infection in one or both lungs caused by bacteria or viruses.
An infection in the bloodstream, sometimes referred to as blood poisoning. Also includes patients in which septicemia progresses to a severe, life-threatening infection known as sepsis. Sepsis occurs when there is a system-wide inflammation as the body responds to the severe infection, resulting in further illness and injury.
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