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How many patients acquire an infection while being hospitalized?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately 1 out of every 20 patients will contract an infection while they are in the hospital. Different kinds of infections occur at different rates, and variables in people and conditions contribute to the likelihood of getting an infection in a hospital. 

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