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The Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Problem

Headline: 737 crashes killing everyone

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections patients acquire while receiving care in a healthcare facility

  • HAIs include:
    • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
    • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI)
    • Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
    • Clostridium difficile infections (C. Diff)
    • MRSA bacteremia

While many of these infections are preventable; they continue to occur with a frequency that is alarming

  • Everyday about 1 in 25 hospitalized patients have at least one HAI
  • $9.8 billion is spent each year treating HAI
  • The mortality rate for CLABSI is between 12-25%
  • About 75,000 hospital patients die from HAI each year……the equivalent of a 737 crashing every day killing everyone on board

We can have impact in reducing these infections preventing unnecessary pain, suffering and extended hospital stays for our patients. The physical, emotional, and financial impact of HAI is significant. Let us help you make a difference with our healthcare consulting.

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