Crisis in hospital-acquired, healthcare-associated infections.

  title={Crisis in hospital-acquired, healthcare-associated infections.},
  author={David P Calfee},
  journal={Annual review of medicine},
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) cause significant morbidity and mortality. Recognition of the burden, cost, and preventability of HAIs has resulted in new initiatives to encourage adherence to recommended infection prevention practices and new research to better understand the pathogenesis of HAIs and to develop novel approaches to prevention. Although substantial progress in HAI prevention has been made over the past decade, many opportunities for improvement remain and new challenges… CONTINUE READING
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