from Stewart et al. 2021
published in J Hosp Infect 114: P23-31
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2021.02.026

Impact of healthcare-associated infection on length of stay

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

Part of the Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infections (ECONI) study. Data from the ECONI study were used to estimate the excess length of stay (LOS) associated with HAI. Excess LOS associated with HAI was 7.8 days. Pneumonia (16.3 days) had the greatest impact on LOS, followed by bloodstream infections (11.4 days) and SSI (9.8 days). 58,000 bed days are occupied per year due to HAI.