The spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be limited by sanitation methods that remodulate the hospital microbiota, leading to lower antimicrobial consumption and costs, according to a paper in Infection and Drug Resistance co-authored by two Bocconi University scholars. In particular, an experiment conducted in five Italian hospitals led to a 52 percent decrease in healthcare associated infections, a 60.3 percent reduction in associated drug consumption and a 75.4 percent decrease in the related costs.

Source: New sanitation system halves healthcare associated infections and cuts costs by 75 percent