Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)
There are a total of 722,000 HAIs annually – resulting in 75,000 deaths per year
- HAIs are estimated to be the fourth leading cause of death in the United States
- HAIs kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer, and automobile accidents combined.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 out of every 25 hospitalized patients in the US contract a healthcare-associated infection