Ms. Jordana Schmier and Ms. Svetlana Semenova recently published, "Estimated Hospital Costs Associated with Preventable Health Care-Associated Infections if Health Care Antiseptic Products Were Unavailable." The article was published in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) pose a significant health care and cost burden. This study estimates annual HAI hospital costs in the US avoided through use of health care antiseptics (health care personnel hand washes and rubs; surgical hand scrubs and rubs; patient preoperative and preinjection skin preparations).
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