Unneccessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections

Special Publications | Health

Saturday, January 15, 2005
by Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D

Infections contracted in hospitals are the fourth largest killer in America. Every year in this country, two million patients contract infections in hospitals, and an estimated 103,000 die as a result, as many deaths as from AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined.

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