MRSA Costs Hospitals Big Money!

I’ll admit it.  I was very skeptical when a link for a research report about the cost of hospital infections to hospitals — was sent to me.  I’ve never typed these words out loud before, but I’ve always thought that one reasons hospitals ignored (didn’t try to alleviate) MRSA and other hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs) is because they could make more money from patients who got sicker and had to stay in their facilities longer.  Made sense to me.  I just had no way of demonstrating it.

So I read the report, and re-read it.  And you know what?  It makes sense. And the bottom line is — HAIs are a major hit to the pocket book of hospitals.

The report was issued by APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in February 2007.  The stated goals of the report are to dispel the following myths (paraphrasing here):

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3 Responses to “MRSA Costs Hospitals Big Money!”

  1. 1 Rhoda April 30, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Thank you. I have been looking for some of this information myself and am not surprised at all by what you found!

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