Cost of hospital-associated infections in Massachusetts

Patricia W. Stone*, Laureen Kunches, Lisa Hirschhorn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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