Get hospital infection? It will cost in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 22, 2009
The average bill for patients that contracted an infection during their hospital care in Pennsylvania was nearly five-and-a-half times the bill for those who did not get in infection, according to a study by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. The Council's examination of hospital-acquired infections found 27,949 patients got infections during their care in 2007. That was a drop of nearly 8%, from 19.2 per 1,000 patients in 2006 to 17.7 per 1,000 patients in 2007.