Healthcare-associated infections (HAI): THE CHALLENGE

Healthcare-associated infections – a widespread threat with big impact

Bacteria under microscop STERISAFE INFUSER

In Europe every year: 4 millions patients infected – 37,000 deaths (>100 per day).

If you are admitted to a US or European hospital you have 5% chance of contracting a Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) rising to 30% in a Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Admission to hospital in emerging countries there is a 15% chance of HAI.

HAI stats
Source: WHO

The cost of healthcare-associated infections to the healthcare economy

In addition:

Healthcare-associated infections INFUSER FDDC STERISAFE

External links:

05/12/2016 Superbug infections must be listed on death certificate under proposed bill
21/09/2016 UN meeting tackles the “fundamental threat” of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
27/07/2016 Women more likely to die with in 30-days from bacterial blood infection
11/07/2016 A “slow catastrophe” unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end
15/06/2016 Insurance companies pay the Price for HAIs