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Journal Article
Study

Cost of hospital-wide activities to improve patient safety and infection control: a multi-centre study in Japan.

Fukuda H, Imanaka Y, Hayashida K. Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2008;87:100-11.

Japanese hospitals spent the equivalent of up to 40 full-time employees' salaries on patient safety–related activities yearly, with smaller hospitals incurring a proportionally larger financial burden.