Study links hospital readmissions to HAIs

Hospital patients diagnosed with drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci or Clostridium difficile more than 48 hours after admission had a 60% higher likelihood of readmission within 30 days, researchers reported in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The study found such patients also were 40% more likely to be readmitted within a year, compared with those who didn't have a hospital-acquired infection.

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