Mauldin et al, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 01/2010
This study compared healthcare-acquired infections caused by drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria versus drug-susceptible gram-negative bacteria and found that the drug-resistant infections increased hospital costs by 29.3 percent ($144K vs. $106K) and lengths of stay by 23.8 percent (36 vs. 31 days).
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