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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.

Rboerts R, Hota B, Ahmad I, Scott R, et al. 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
Rboerts R, Hota B, Ahmad I, Scott R, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 49, Issue 8
Pages
1175-84
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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