Bryan Connors published in Health Facilities Management – A facilities approach to preventing infection

A facilities approach to preventing infection

Bryan Connors

Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has made meaningful improvements in preventing health care-associated infections (HAIs), yet infections remain a major cause of death and disability. In addition to being incredibly dangerous to patients, HAIs also are costly because hospitals are generally not reimbursed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for treating these infections.

To fully address this problem, hospitals have encouraged every department, including those once considered beyond the realm of patient care, to prioritize HAI prevention. As a result, infection prevention should be a significant part of a facilities department’s mission.

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