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Over 8 years infection control practices saved ~27,000 lives and $1.8 billion

Infection control practices saved an estimated 27,000 lives and $1.8 billion in medical costs between 2001 and 2009.

Frieden T, Khabbaz R. A CDC Framework for Preventing Infectious Diseases: Sustaining the essentials and innovating for the future. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/11695

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Title
A CDC Framework for Preventing Infectious Diseases: Sustaining the essentials and innovating for the future
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Frieden T, Khabbaz R
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