WHO Statistics on HAIs

The True Scale of Health Care Acquired Infections:

The World Health Organization reports that at any given time, over 1.4 million people worldwide are suffering from infections acquired in hospitals including hospitals in the United States.

As many as 10% of patients admitted to modern hospitals in the developed world acquire one or more infections.

The risk of health care-associated infection in developing countries is 2 to 20 times higher than in developed countries. In some developing countries, the proportion of patients affected by a health care-acquired infection can exceed 25%.