Most common hospital-acquired infections cost $9.8 billion annually

09/3/2013 | (free registration)

A report in JAMA Internal Medicine found that about 440,000 adult inpatients in the U.S. contract one of the top five hospital-acquired infections annually. Those infections carry an estimated annual cost of $9.8 billion, with about 33% of costs associated with surgical site infections, about 25% linked to ventilator-related pneumonia and another 25% tied to catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

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