According to an article on Medical Page Today, reducing hospital-acquired infections saves $1.1 million on average. The article notes, “In 2002, one in every 20 hospitalized patients developed a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), making HAIs one of the leading causes of death and illness in the U.S., and costing up to $33 billion dollars, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

A program titled the Keystone program has two components to reducing HAIs: interventions to improve the culture of safety and interventions to improve compliance with infection-prevention methods.

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Source: Medical Page Today