HAI Reduction ROI
HAI Reduction Return on Investment
Canada has the HIGHEST rate of all hospital acquired infection rates in developed countries at 10.5% (WHO 2009). An 80% reduction in HAIs could save 8,000 lives. Reduce acquired infections by 160,000 cases and Canadians can save $3.2 – $4 billion each year in healthcare spending.
The impact of healthcare acquired infections is devastating. Solutions to HAIs must be found.
- 1 out of 10 Canadian patients gets an infection from the hospital. That’s 200,000 people each year.
- Five percent die – 10,000 Canadians who acquire an infection from a hospital will die each year.
- HAIs account for more deaths in Canada than car accidents, breast cancer and HIV/AIDs combined.
HAIs in Developed Nations*
* World Health Organization 2009