By Dana Spector, Editor, AHC Media

The CDC estimates that there are 100,000 deaths and 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which lead to about $20 billion in additional healthcare spending every year. HHS, CMS, TJC, FDA, and CDC all have released memos, guidelines, and standards on how to combat this issue.

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