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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

Molecular Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Infectious Diseases: Practicality and Costs

Michael A. PfallerComments to Author 
Author affiliation: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Table 5

Reduction in number and cost of nosocomial infections through collaborative efforts of infection control, clinical microbiology, and molecular typing laboratoriesa

Reduction in total infections (no.) Reduction in cost (million $)
Nosocomial infection
Time period rate (%)b 94 vs. 95 94 vs. 96 94 vs. 95 94 vs. 96
FY 1993 3.3
FY 1994 3.4
FY 1995 2.6 301 1.8
FY 1996 2.6 344 2.6

aAdapted from Hacek et al.(10).
bPercentage of patients with nosocomial infections.

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