Longer Stay in Hospital Increases risk of Infection

September 8, 2014 12:41 PM

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Longer Stay in Hospital Increases risk of Infection

A new study has shown that lingering in hospital can increase the chances of nasty infections. According to scientists, drug-resistant bacteria increase the risk of infection.

Scientists at Medical University of South Carolina have examined about 949 cases of infection from Gram-negative bacteria, a drug-resistant bug. They have looked the cases between 1998 and 2011. Scientists found that each day spent hospitalized increase the likelihood of infection by 1%.

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