Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!
Clinical Laboratory Science
On any given day approximately 1 of every 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011. Pneumonia and surgical-site infection are the most common infection types, and Clostridium difficile is the most common pathogen.
Rohde, Rodney E., Marilyn Felkner, Julie Reagan, Amber Mitchell, Pat Tille.
"Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!."
Clinical Laboratory Science, 29 (1): 28-31.