Report: Top 5 HAIs cost U.S. more than $9B annually

09/3/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A report in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed about 440,000 adult inpatients contract one of the top five hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. annually. Researchers also found that these HAIs cost the country an estimated $9.8 billion per year, with a third of the costs associated with surgical site infections, a quarter linked to ventilator-related pneumonia and another 25% tied to catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

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