Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sepsis and Pneumonia Caused by HAIs Killed 48,000 Patients; Cost $8.1 Billion

Two common conditions caused by hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone, according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine by researchers at Extending the Cure, a project of Resources for the Future supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio.

Read about the study.

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