Study: Healthcare-Associated Infections Cost Nearly $10 Billion

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Infections that develop as side effects of healthcare treatments cost the country nearly $10 billion per year, according to a new study.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s publication on internal medicine, said five major infections cost the healthcare system $9.6 billion per year.

The research focuses on infections acquired in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

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