Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

 

There are a total of 722,000 HAIs annually – resulting in 75,000 deaths per year

  • HAIs are estimated to be the fourth leading cause of death in the United States
  • HAIs kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer, and automobile accidents combined.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 out of every 25 hospitalized patients in the US contract a healthcare-associated infection 

 

Sources: 
http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenge/healthcare-associated-infections-hais/