Study: More Needs to Be Done to Reduce the Number of Infections in Hospitals

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By Molly Clifton

Infections that develop in patients at hospitals and other health care settings cost an estimated $9.8 billion, according to a new study.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School say surgical site infections and pneumonia caused by ventilators are two of the most common and costly kinds of health-care associated infections.

Researchers say while steps have been taken to reduce the number of preventable infections, more needs to be done.

 

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