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Around $35 billion cost to society from antibiotic resistant infections

The societal costs of antibiotic resistant infections are around $35 billion each year- this includes the cost of lost wages and premature deaths.

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

Reference

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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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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