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HAIs cost patients additional $43,000 per hospital stay

Patients with HAIs cost, on average, $43,000 more per hospital stay than those without an infection ($52,096 vs. $9,377).

Lucado J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C. Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007. Statistical Brief. August 2010; 94. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb94.pdf

Reference

Title
Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007
Publication
Statistical Brief
Publisher
AHRQ
Publication Date
August 2010
Authors
Lucado J, Paez K, Andrews R, Steiner C
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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