National Trends in the Incidence, Outcomes and Charges of Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections, 1997-2012

Chris Stockmann, Krow Ampofo, Andrew T. Pavia, Carrie L. Byington, Anne J. Blaschke, Catherine M.T. Sherwin, Michael G. Spigarelli, Adam L. Hersh

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Abstract

In the United States, the incidence of osteoarticular infections among hospitalized children increased 15% from 2.07 to 2.38 cases per 1000 admissions from 1997 through 2012. The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-coded infections increased from 0.02 to 0.36 cases per 1000 admissions. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus-coded cases had a larger number of therapeutic procedures, longer hospital stays and higher hospital charges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2015

Keywords

  • children
  • infectious diseases
  • MRSA
  • osteoarticular infections
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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