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Antibacterial resistant pathogens responsible for most of 99,000 HAI related deaths

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The majority of the 99,000 patients who die from healthcare-associated infections each year, are due to antibacterial-resistant pathogens.

Infectious Diseases Society of America. Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Policy recommendations to save lives. Clin Infect Dis. 2011; 52(s5): S397-428. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/suppl_5/NP.1.full

Reference

Title
Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Policy recommendations to save lives
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue s5
Pages
S397-428
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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