Each Day in Hospital Raises Risk of Bad Infection

September 8, 2014 9:23 AM

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Each Day in Hospital Raises Risk of Bad Infection

Staying in a hospital raises the risk of contracting a multidrug-resistant infection, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina found that if a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, each day of hospitalization increases by 1 percent the likelihood that the infection will be multidrug-resistant.

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