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Reduction in hospital-acquired HAIs could produce significant savings

Practices that lead to a 20% reduction in preventable hospital-acquired HAIs would save up to $6.8 billion in medical costs. a 70% reduction would lead to a savings of up to $31.5 billion.

Scott, R. Douglas. The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; March 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/hai/scott_costpaper.pdf

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Title
The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
March 2009
Authors
Scott, R. Douglas
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