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~1 in 20 hospitalized patients will get an HAI

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Around 1 in 20 hospitalized patients will contract a healthcare-associated infection, the most common complication of hospital care.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ’s Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections: Fact sheet. Rockville, MD: AHRQ Publication; 2010:13. http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/publications/files/haiflyer.pdf

Reference

Title
AHRQ’s Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections: Fact sheet
Publisher
AHRQ Publication
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Pages
13
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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