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U.S. Hospitals Infect 2 Million Patients Every Year

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04/01/2010 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil // Lynne Laake // (press release)

New York, NY (news)–More than 5 percent of all hospital patients acquire life threatening hospital infections every year across the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov. The CDC further estimates hospital-acquired infections cause or contribute to 90,000 deaths every year. These deaths add an additional $5 billion to America’s annual health-care bill.

Patients admitted to hospitals to be cured of their current diseases and illnesses contract additional diseases because of poor infection control. National hand washing campaigns with the implementation of instant hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout patient care areas seems to have minimal effect. One way to improve infection control and reduce contaminants is through proper air filtration systems, according to research.

Camfil delivers maximum cost savings by reducing hospital-acquired infections that are transmitted through the air systems. With the increased difficulty of receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, infection control is now a top priority in U.S. hospitals nationwide for all aspects of disease and infection transmission. Hospital acquired infections are no longer reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid. Maintaining cost efficiency while reducing airborne contaminants is key to achieving sustainability, HVAC energy savings, lower labor, maintenance, and disposal costs. Selecting the proper air filtration system may save a life.

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