Hospital-Acquired Infections: Causes, Costs, and Prevention

2 pages | 420 words

This essay discusses hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), which are a major problem in hospitals. HAIs cause significant mortality and morbidity, as well as increased costs of health care. There are several measures that can be taken to prevent HAIs, including hand hygiene, screening and isolation, environmental cleaning, vaccination, and antimicrobial stewardship.