Healthcare Associated Infections: The Unknown Killer, Educational Resource

July 7, 2011

"healthcare associated infections: the Unknown killer"

Healthcare Associated Infections: The Unknown Killer. Provided by

This visualization image was provided to me by JESS3, drug a design partner at  It is an excellent and informative educational resource providing statistical data about healthcare associated infections in a consumer-friendly format.  The image is a visualization created using data sourced from Estimating HAIs and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, Klevens 2002; The Direct Medical Costs of HAIs in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prenvention, R. Douglas Scott, CDC, 2009.

The infographic is under a Creative Commons license, so it can be printed and shared.

The following link will allow you to see the image in a larger format:    It also includes a download function.

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