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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.

Douglas S. The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 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
2009
Authors
Douglas S
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