Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths each year. Healthcare-associated infections are one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, yet are entirely preventable.
A 2007 study of 1.69 million patients who were discharged from 77 hospitals found that the additional cost of treating a patient with an HAI averaged $8,832. The costs of HAIs are borne not only by the patients who suffer infections, but also by those who pay for care, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
This workbench provides secure web-based access to the research, solutions, models, and applications. It will have modules for each of the key areas and will allow and TMIT and its collaborator teams to work together.
The site has been organized by module, and, as deliverables are completed, this site will be updated and maintained accordingly.
Surgical-Site Infections (SSI): In American hospitals, SSI is the second most common nosocomial infection in the U.S., accounting for 14% to 22% of all HAIs.