Slide 2. Magnitude of the Problem

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and AHRQ's Role in their Prevention

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • Previous HAI [Healthcare-Associated Infection] estimates (based on Klevens et al., 2007)
    2002—Hospital only
    • 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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