The Massachusetts Department of Public Health appointed an Expert Panel to assess the problem of health care-associated infections (HAI) in the state and make recommendations regarding mandatory reporting. At the Expert Panel's request, a cost-of-illness study was conducted using available data sources. In Massachusetts, the excess hospital costs attributed to HAIs were estimated at approximately $233 to $275 million in 2006.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases