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How does antibiotic resistance affect healthcare costs?

Antibiotic resistance is an economic burden on the entire healthcare system. Resistant infections cost more to treat and can prolong healthcare use.

In the U.S., antibiotic-resistant infections are responsible for $20 billion in excess healthcare costs, $35 billion in societal costs and $8 million in additional hospital days. By using antibiotics appropriately and only when they are needed, we can all play a role in lowering the cost of resistance on our communities and the country.

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