Estimated fraction of hospital patients that develop Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI or HAI) in USA as of 2009

Range 5 - 10 % of hospital patients
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Dartnell LR, Roberts TA, Moore G, Ward JM, Muller JP. Fluorescence characterization of clinically-important bacteria. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 308(9):e75270. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075270. eCollection 2013. p.1 right columnPubMed ID24098687
Primary Source [2] McNamara L (2009) Health Care–Associated Infection. Am J Crit Care 18: 41. doi:10.4037/ajcc2009483.
Comments P.1 left column bottom paragraph: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5% to 10% of hospital patients develop a HAI, and they are one of the top ten causes of death in the United States. HAI in the US cost an estimated $4.5 billion to $6.5 billion extra per year in patient treatment [primary source]."
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