HAIs carry high costs, need more attention researchers argue

10/6/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Costs associated with health care-associated infections among acute-care hospitals rival those of diseases such as cancer and diabetes, according to new research. The study estimates direct and indirect costs of HAIs range from $96 billion to $147 billion per year. Researchers, writing in The Journal of Medical Economics, said the findings demonstrate that HAIs merit additional research and funding.

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