13 most common healthcare-associated infections
from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Healthcare-associated infections are a consistent issue for both hospital patients and healthcare providers. While no single U.S. surveillance system can provide estimates of the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections across acute-care patient populations, a recent multistate prevalence survey published by The New England Journal of Medicine reveals important insight for healthcare providers in their efforts to combat infections. Across 183 hospitals and 11,282 patients, 452 patients had one or more healthcare-associated infections. The following list ranks the most common healthcare-associated infections from highest prevalence to least.
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