Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections
Prevention is Primary
Antiseptic Technology: Access, Affordability, and Acceptance
|Site of infection||Increased length of stay (days)||Average||Maximum|
|Lower respiratory Bloodstream||4-21 4-24||$5,000-5,800 $3,000-40,000||$41,600 >$40,000|
Adapted from: Jarvis WR. Selected aspects of the socioeconomic impact of nosocomial infections: morbidity, mortality, cost, and prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1996;17:552-7.