Epidemiology, disease spectrum and economic burden of non-typhoidal Salmonella infections in Taiwan, 2006-2008

P. L. Chen, C. Y. Li, T. H. Hsieh, C. M. Chang, H. C. Lee, N. Y. Lee, C. J. Wu, C. C. Lee, H. I. Shih, W. C. Ko

研究成果: Review article

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摘要

The purpose of this study was to understand the seasonal, geographical and clinical characteristics of Taiwanese patients hospitalized for non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections and their economic burden. Hospital data obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) database between 2006 and 2008 were analysed. Infants had the highest annual incidence of 525 cases/100 000 person-years. Elderly patients aged >70 years had the highest in-hospital mortality rate (26%). Most (826%) gastroenteritis occurred in children aged <10 years. Septicaemia, pneumonia, arthritis and osteomyelitis occurred mainly in patients aged >50 years. A median medical cost for NTS-associated hospitalizations was higher for patients with septicaemia than for those with gastroenteritis. Seasonal variation of NTS-associated hospitalizations was correlated with temperature in different areas of Taiwan. In summary, infants had a high incidence of NTS-associated hospitalizations. However, the elderly had a higher in-hospital mortality rate and more invasive NTS infections than children.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)2256-2263
頁數8
期刊Epidemiology and Infection
140
發行號12
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2012 十二月 1

指紋

Cost of Illness
Salmonella Infections
Taiwan
Salmonella
Epidemiology
Hospitalization
Gastroenteritis
Hospital Mortality
Mortality
Incidence
National Health Programs
Sepsis
Economics
Databases
Costs and Cost Analysis
Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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