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Attributable Hospital Cost and Length of Stay Associated with Health Care-Associated Infections Caused by Antibiotic Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

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    • Drug-resistant MRSA expensive to treat
      As an example, the median treatment cost for drug-resistant MRSA patients over a 6-month period was 118% higher than the cost of treating drug-susceptible MRSA strains.  
    • Drug-resistant infections increase length & cost of hospital stays
      Drug-resistant infections increase the length of hospital stays by more than 23% and the cost by close to 30%.