Impact of HIV on admissions and deaths in a tuberculosis hospital - recommendations for admission and discharge criteria SAMJ SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL Thanassi, W., Post, F. A., Shean, K., Bekker, L. G., Maartens, G. 2003; 93 (6): 463-464


Mortality and HIV prevalence rose concordantly at Brooklyn Chest Hospital from 1998 to 2001. Death and unconfirmed tuberculosis (TB) (15% of adult admissions in a sample from 2000) were associated with HIV seropositivity. Excluding unconfirmed TB and shortening length of stay would increase the number of patients able to benefit from hospitalisation.

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