Study: 43% of Internal Medicine Deaths are Infection-Related

Infections accounted for just under half of all deaths in the internal medicine department at a university hospital in Denmark, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Of 458 deaths in the internal medicine department in 2008, 43.2 percent were attributed to infection-related issues.

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Researchers suggest internal medicine departments should optimize infection prevention and treatment strategies.

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