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A Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) is an infection that develops while a patient is receiving medical care. These infections are also known as Hospital-Acquired Infections, but because these infections are not limited to hospital environments, but can be transmitted in any health care setting, they are now referred to as Healthcare-Associated Infections, or HAIs. These infections are a significant cause of death in the United States. Annually, it is estimated that there are about 1.7 million HAIs occurring in U.S. hospitals, and close to 99,000 patient deaths are caused by or associated with the HAI.

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