Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 20th, 2009
"First-listed ID hospitalizations in the United States were analyzed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample for 1998-2006. Hospitalization rates were calculated overall for IDs and for specific ID groups. An estimated 40,085,978 (standard error, 255,418) hospitalizations with a first-listed ID occurred during 1998-2006, for an age-adjusted hospitalization rate of 154.4 (95% confidence interval, 153.3-155.5) hospitalizations per...
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