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The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

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    • Enormous annual direct cost of HAIs to hospitals
      The annual direct cost of healthcare-associated infections to U.S. hospitals ranges from $28.4 billion to $45 billion.  
    • Reduction in hospital-acquired HAIs could produce significant savings
      Practices that lead to a 20% reduction in preventable hospital-acquired HAIs would save up to $6.8 billion in medical costs. a 70% reduction would lead to a savings of up…