Drug-resistant Infections Led to $1.9 Billion in Health Care Costs, More Than 10,000 Deaths Among Older Adults in One Year

  10 January 2022

Infections caused by bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics led to $1.9 billion in health care costs, more than 400,000 days in the hospital and more than 10,000 deaths among older adults across the U.S. in 2017, according to a new study published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The analysis underscores the urgent need for comprehensive federal action to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance, outlined in a set of policy recommendations from IDSA and The Pew Charitable Trusts that accompanies the new findings.

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