Slide 2. Magnitude of the Problem
- Previous HAI [Healthcare-Associated Infection] estimates (based on Klevens et al., 2007)
- 1.7 million HAIs.
- 99,000 deaths.
- ~$30 billion in excess healthcare costs.
- Overall HAI figures to be updated in light of new lower CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] estimates for CLABSI [central line-associated bloodstream infection], CAUTI [catheter-associated urinary tract infection], SSI [surgical site infection], and VAP [ventilator-associated pneumonia].
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