• Q: What are HAI’s?

    A: Hospital Acquired Infections
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2002, nearly 100,000 people died with a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), while an estimated 1.7 million people became infected. All in all, more people die per year in the U.S. with an HAI than from AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined.A report published by the CDC (2009) estimates that HAIs cost the U.S. healthcare system between $28 and $33 billion per year.