Study: Hospital Infections Kill 48,000 in U.S. Each Year

Infections of sepsis and pneumonia acquired in the hospital may kill 48,000 people each year, a new study shows. Researchers examined hospital discharge records in 40 states between 1998 and 2006 in drawing their conclusions about the potential death toll from pneumonia and sepsis -- two of the most common hospital-acquired infections. They also calculated that these infections cost $8.1 billion to treat and lead to 2.3 million total days of hospitalization. "It's something that deserves a...Full Story
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