Infection Control

Rowe, Molly
November 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2007, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p50
The author reflects on the increasing number of people who die from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in the U.S. She argues that HAIs are frequently left to departments like infection control and patient safety to address. She cites that reports have estimated that HAIs prolong hospital stays by an average of 16 days and increase costs by nearly $150,000 per patient. She states that analysts predict an increasing pressure on hospitals to screen all high-risk patients as stricter regulations are implemented.


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