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What portion of inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals acquire an infection from their treatment in the hospital?

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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that "4.0% of inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals had at least 1 health care-associated infection, yielding an estimate of 648,000 inpatients with a total of approximately 721,800 such infections in 2011."

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