CHAIR Canada is committed to saving lives and supporting the creation of a safe healthcare environment for Canadian patients, staff and visitors by achieving an 80% reduction in healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) by 2024.
Hospital acquired infections are a devastating health crisis that must be resolved.
- 1 out of 10 Canadian patients acquires an infection from the hospital – that’s 200,000 people each year
- 5% die – 10,000 Canadians who acquire infection from a hospital will die
- It costs Canadians $4 to $5 billion each year to treat hospital acquired infections
Return on Investment – Save Lives, Save Money
An 80% reduction in HAIs saves 8,000 lives. Reduce acquired infections by 160,000 cases, and we can save $3.2 – $4 billion annually.