Periprosthetic joint infection: the economic impact of methicillin-resistant infections.

  title={Periprosthetic joint infection: the economic impact of methicillin-resistant infections.},
  author={Javad Parvizi and Ian M Pawasarat and Khalid A Azzam and Ashish Joshi and Erik Nathan Hansen and Kevin John Bozic},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={25 6 Suppl},
The orthopedic community has begun to witness a worrisome rise in the incidence of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) caused by resistant organisms. Besides other challenges associated with treating these infections, it appears that these infections may pose a higher cost compared to infections caused by sensitive organisms. Significantly higher cost of care for treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant organisms were seen at a mean of $107,264 per case compared to $68,053 for… CONTINUE READING

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