Many people enter into a hospital for one reason, but end up staying there for another – Healthcare Associated Infections. HAIs take more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It is important to recognize this hidden killer so that steps can be taken to reduce its impact.
The data used in this visualization is sourced from Estimating HAIs and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, Klevens 2002; The Direct Medical Costs of HAIs in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prenvention, R. Douglas Scott, CDC, 2009