from Manoukian et al. 2021
published in J Hosp Infect 114: P51-58
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.12.026

Evaluating the post-discharge cost of healthcare-associated infection in NHS Scotland

A reduction of HAIs lead to cost savings in the hospital / healthcare system

Part of the Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infections (ECONI) study. Evaluating the 90-days post-discharge costs in acute and community services for patients that suffered from HAI during their inpatient stay. Per patient, £1,457 total extra costs were calculated, resulting in an annual national cost of £10,832,437.