infections (HAIs) are those that patients acquire while receiving treatment for
other conditions. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
HAIs are the most common complication of hospital care, and data from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 1.7 million HAIs
occur annually. While health care’s modern technologies employ invasive devices
and procedures to give lifesaving care, they can also put patients at risk for
MHA is part of the Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infections Network (CHAIN), which provides
health care organizations across the care continuum with best practices and
guidance for preventing HAIs.
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