Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-Associated Infections often lead to lengthened hospital stays, increasing the likelihood of readmission, and adding sizably to the cost of care per patient.

Since we are all potential candidates for contracting Healthcare-Associated Infections we should know what is being done to combat them. It seems ridiculous that an infection can afflict thousands of patients every year in a place that we believe to be the most sanitized place on earth. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), at any point in time, 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospitals. And, it’s not happening only in …

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