Hospital infections increase costs, Pennsylvania study finds

01/22/2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Patients who acquired infections during their hospital care in Pennsylvania paid more than five times as much as those who did not get infections, according to a study by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. The study also found an almost 8% drop in the rate of hospital-acquired infections in the state from 2006 to 2007.

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