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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 2014 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that 4.0% of inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals acquire an infection from their treatment in the hospital. This impacted an "estimate of 648,000 inpatients with a total of approximately 721,800 such infections in 2011."

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