Life-threatening Skin Disorders Treated in the Burn Center: Impact of Health care–associated Infections on Length of Stay, Survival, and Hospital Charges

Steven J. Hermiz, Paul Diegidio, Shiara Ortiz-Pujols, Roja Garimella, David J. Weber, David van Duin, Charles Scott Hultman

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Abstract

This article reviews a single burn center experience with life-threatening skin disorders, over a 10-year period. It explores the incidence of health care–associated infections and the impact on length of stay, hospital charges, and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health care–associated infections
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Life-threatening skin disorders
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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