Hospital-acquired infections among adult patients admitted for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Leigh Smith, Sara M. Karaba, Joe Amoah, George Jones, Robin K. Avery, Kathryn Dzintars, Taylor Helsel, Sara E. Cosgrove, Valeria Fabre

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Abstract

In a multicenter cohort of 963 adults hospitalized due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), 5% had a proven hospital-acquired infection (HAI) and 21% had a proven, probable, or possible HAI. Risk factors for proven or probable HAIs included intensive care unit admission, dexamethasone use, severe COVID-19, heart failure, and antibiotic exposure upon admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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