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Only a 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save $3.2 – $5.2 billion each year

A 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save between 5.7 and 11.3 million additional hospital days and between $3.2 and $5.2 billion in healthcare costs, each year.

Roberts, Rebecca R., Bala Hota, Ibrar Ahmad, R. Douglas Scott, Susan D. Foster, Fauzia Abbasi, Shari Schabowski, Linda M. Kampe, Ginerva G. Ciavarella, Mark Supino, Jeremy Naples, Ralph Cordell, Stuart B. Levy, and Robert A. Weinstein. Hospital and Societal Costs of Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections in a Chicago Teaching Hospital: Implicatons for antibiotic stewardship. Clin Infect Dis. 2009; 49(8): 1175-84. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/49/8/1175.full

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Title
Hospital and Societal Costs of Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections in a Chicago Teaching Hospital: Implicatons for antibiotic stewardship
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Roberts, Rebecca R., Bala Hota, Ibrar Ahmad, R. Douglas Scott, Susan D. Foster, Fauzia Abbasi, Shari Schabowski, Linda M. Kampe, Ginerva G. Ciavarella, Mark Supino, Jeremy Naples, Ralph Cordell, Stuart B. Levy, and Robert A. Weinstein
Volume & Issue
Volume 49, Issue 8
Pages
1175-84
URL
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