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The burden of community-acquired pneumonia in Spain

VICENTE MONGE, MARÍA SAN-MARTÍN and ANTONIO GONZÁLEZ

in The European Journal of Public Health

Published on behalf of European Journal of Public Health

Volume 11, issue 4, pages 362-364
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1101-1262
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1464-360X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/11.4.362
The burden of community-acquired pneumonia in Spain

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Background: Community-acquired pneumonia accounts for a large number of hospitalizations and deaths in developed countries. Methods: Data for Spain were obtained from the national surveillance system for hospital data and comprises all hospital discharges for pneumonia reported during a two-year period. Results: The annual incidence of hospitalization for pneumonia was 160 per 100, 000 population. Incidence of hospitalization, mortality, average length of stay and case-mortality rate were higher in persons ≧65 years of age. The annual cost of these hospitalizations was 115 million ECUs (1 ECU = 1.19 US Dollars). Conclusion: Community-acquired pneumonia accounts for 53,000 hospitalizations per year in Spain, and this imposes a large economic cost on the National Health-care System.

Keywords: community-acquired pneumonia; hospitalization; Spain

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Economics of Health ; Health, Illness, and Medicine

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