Healthcare Associated Infections
The Cost of Healthcare Associated Infections
They represent the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. They kill more Americans each year than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined yet relatively little attention is paid to their prevention. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) cost the US Healthcare system a largely avoidable $35B each year, averaging approximately $1,100 per patient admitted. This condition, which impacts one in every twenty hospital patients, is the subject of a new whitepaper from GE Healthcare.
Healthcare Associated Infection - The Unknown Killer
Many people enter into a hospital for one reason, but end up staying there for another - Healthcare Associated Infections. HAIs take more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It is important to recognize this hidden killer so that steps can be taken to reduce its impact.
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