The Direct Medal Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

The Direct Medal Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

by R. Douglas Scott II, Daniel A. Pollock, Patricia W. Stone
     
 
This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating health-care associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. Applying two different Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments to account for the rate of inflation in hospital resources prices, the overall annual

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This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating health-care associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. Applying two different Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments to account for the rate of inflation in hospital resources prices, the overall annual direct medical costs of HAI to U.S. hospitals rangers from $28.4 to $33.8 billion (after adjusting to 2007 dollars using the CPI for all urban consumers) and $35.7 billion to $45 billion (after adjusting to 2007 dollars using the CPI for inpatient hospital services). After adjusting for the range of effectiveness of possible infection control interventions, the benefits of prevention range from a low of $5.7 to $6.8 billion (20 percent of infections preventable, CPI for all urban consumers) to a high of $25.0 to $31.5 billion (70 percent of infections preventable, CPI for inpatient hospital services)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013460133
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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