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Healthcare Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections that patients develop while they are receiving healthcare treatment for other conditions. These infections happen in hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics.  

HAIs are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and are often associated with medical devices. Some of the bacteria are multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO); click here to go to the Antibiotic Resistance page.