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HAI Annual Cost

Healthcare-associated infections in US hospitals cost $96–$147 billion annually.

Marchetti A, Rossiter R. Economic Burden of Healthcare-associated Infection in US Acute Care Hospitals: Societal perspective. Journal of Medical Economics. 2013; 16(12): 1399-1404. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3111/13696998.2013.842922?journalCode=ijme20#.Vi6J8TZdHIU

Reference

Title
Economic Burden of Healthcare-associated Infection in US Acute Care Hospitals: Societal perspective
Publication
Journal of Medical Economics
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Marchetti A, Rossiter R
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 12
Pages
1399-1404
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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