Septicemia is the single most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals

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Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “Septicemia, an illness caused by blood infections with bacteria such as E. coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), was the single most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals at nearly $15.4 billion in 2009, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Data include cases of septicemia acquired within the community and during hospital stays.”

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