A study published in the British Medical Journey that examined the economic cost of hospital acquired infections.  Important headlines are that hospital acquired infections account for 21% of NHS England’s bed capacity due to overstaying patients.  This cost NHS England £2.7 billion per year.  And hospital acquired infections are the cause of 28,500 patient deaths per year, and 80,000 days of healthcare worker absence due to illness.

NHS costs and outcomes attributable to healthcare associated infections in England

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