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January 7, 2015

HAIs impact costs for cardiac surgery

HAIs impact costs for cardiac surgery

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology monitored more than 4,300 patients for 65 days after cardiac surgery and collected data on incremental length of stay and cost associated with HAIs. They found 2.8 percent of the patients experienced a major HAI during their hospitalization and  the average incremental cost associated with a major HAI was nearly $38,000, almost half (47 percent) of which was related to intensive care unit services.

Becker's Hospital Review