Review looks at societal cost of health care-associated infections

10/6/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

The direct and indirect societal costs of health care-associated infections at U.S. acute-care hospitals ranged from $96 billion to $147 billion per year, an analysis indicates. The findings in The Journal of Medical Economics demonstrate that health care-associated infections are a considerable public health problem and merit further research and funding, researchers said.

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