Market report: Antibiotic resistance can cause HAI deaths

Antibiotic drug resistance is considered to play a part in around 75,000 hospital-acquired infection deaths per year in the United States, according to recent analysis by Kalorama Information.

The analysis notes that drug resistance is becoming more of an issue across the entire infection control continuum. Patients, third party payers and tax payers, through Medicare and Medicaid payments, shoulder the added expense of hospital infections, which is an estimated $35 billion to $40 billion in costs each year in the U.S.

The U.S. provided more than $11 million in state funding for HAI prevention infrastructure projects and development in 2013, according to the report.

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