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Primary sources of HAIs

Around 2/3 of all HAIs are central-line associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Surgical site infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) are also common HAIs.

Types of Healthcare-Associated Infections. www.cdc.gov/HAI/infectionTypes.html. Published January 2012

Reference

Title
Types of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Publication Date
Published January 2012
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Preventino
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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