National Trends in the Incidence, Outcomes and Charges of Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections, 1997-2012
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.
Pavia, A. T.,
Byington, C. L.,
Blaschke, A. J.,
Sherwin, C. M.,
Spigarelli, M. G.,
& Hersh, A. L.
(2015). National Trends in the Incidence, Outcomes and Charges of Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections, 1997-2012. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 34 (6), 672-674.