[Economic impact of healthcare-associated infections].

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Healthcare-associated infections are not only an important public health problem but also have a relevant socioeconomic impact. The overall estimated yearly costs vary between 3.5 billion euros in the United States to 1.3 billion euros in England. In Italy estimated costs are 2.5-5.0 billion euros/year with the cost of a single case ranging from 9,000 to 10… (More)

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@article{Agozzino2008EconomicIO, title={[Economic impact of healthcare-associated infections].}, author={Erminia Agozzino and Maria Antonia Di Palma and Alessandra Gimigliano and Alessandra Piro}, journal={Igiene e sanita pubblica}, year={2008}, volume={64 5}, pages={655-70} }