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Kalorama: Antibiotic Drug Resistance Leads to HAI Deaths
Date:8/13/2014

selective pressure of drug therapy. Although this is a natural course, the effects of resistance can be amplified or accelerated by several other factors including: abuse or misuse of anti-infectives; poor quality of drugs available (most common in underdeveloped regions); poor patient compliance and reduced course of treatment due to cost constraints.

In the CDC Guidelines for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals, the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee noted that transmission of infections requires a source, a host and actual transmission. According to the guidelines, the most frequent mode of transmission is direct surface contact and physical transfer of microorganisms between a susceptible host and an infected or colonized person. "Infection intervention programs have long stressed direct contact precautions but have not adequately addressed direct body surface to body surface contact," noted Elder.

According to the report, HAIs are currently being addressed through an annual provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA allows funding for each state which participates in improving HAI prevention infrastructures or implementing new infrastructure measures. During 2013, the U.S. provided more than $11 million in state funding for HAI prevention infrastructure projects and development.  

Healthcare Infection Control Market notes the issues and trends affecting the infection control market and provides information regarding leading competitors in that market. The report can be found along with other industry leading research from Kalorama Information at: http://www.kaloramainformation.com/.

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