Title

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Publication Title

Clinical Laboratory Science

DOI

10.29074/ascls.29.1.28

ISSN

1945-3574

Abstract

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.

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