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~1.7 million Americans develop hospital-acquired HAIs annually

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Approximately 1.7 million Americans develop hospital-acquired HAIs each year.

Klevens R, Edwards J, Richards C, Horan T, et al. Estimating Health Care-Associated Infections and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, 2002. Public Health Reports. 2007; 122(2): 160-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1820440/

Reference

Title
Estimating Health Care-Associated Infections and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, 2002
Publication
Public Health Reports
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Klevens R, Edwards J, Richards C, Horan T, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 122, Issue 2
Pages
160-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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