False alarm at Kansas City hospital illustrates high cost of Ebola care

The costs quickly mounted when the University of Kansas Hospital last week cared for a possible Ebola patient. The Ebola scare, which turned out to be more of an infectious disease practice event, gave the hospital a clear window into the cost of best-practice care for the infectious and often fatal disease.

By using equipment and procedures that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has since said are the right things to do, KU Hospital had an expensive 48-hour experience. The full bill isn’t known, but a recap of those stressful days hints at what any medical center might face if a possible Ebola sufferer comes to its doors.

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