Hospital-acquired infections killed 48,000 in 2006
Monday, February 22, 2010
Archives of Internal Medicine: Hospital-acquired infections led to the deaths of 48,000 patients in 2006, according to a study done as part of a project examining antibiotic resistance. The infections resulted in either sepsis or pneumonia. “In many cases, these conditions could have been avoided with better infection control in hospitals,” said lead investigator Ramanan Laxminarayan.