- Over 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S. hospitals each year. This includes 880,000 MRSA infections alone.
- If you multiply the number of infections in the U.S. by the average cost of treating those infections (about $15,000), you see that annually it costs U.S. hospitals $25.5 billion.
- Many hospital acquired infections are not covered by Medicare.
Can you afford not
to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases?
RID: How Many Infections
RID: Cost of Infection
Infectious Diseases Society of America