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


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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