Hospitals, outpatient centers, acute care, and other healthcare facilities are at a constant risk of healthcare acquired infections, leading to patient suffering and potentially death, as well as litigation risk and higher costs to the facility itself.
According to the CDC, healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) are among the leading threats to patient safety, causing over 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths each year. The added financial burden linked to HAIs is estimated to be $96 billion each year. This is a major threat to patient safety and yet it’s often preventable. (more…)