The “Tru” Cost of HAIs
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are one of the most common causes of death and also one of the most costly for hospitals and health care facilities. According to the CDC, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals. Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. That’s nearly one in 10 deaths among individuals who contract an HAI.
The direct medical cost of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) to health care facilities exceeds $30 billion in the U.S. alone annually. Each HAI costs a hospital more than $15,000 and can affect a hospital’s Medicare reimbursements. According to research*, $348,528-$1,537,000.12 of hospital costs can be averted annually with the implementation of UV technology.
Using UV light energy, Tru-D lowers the risk of patients/residents and staff developing unnecessary and preventable infections transmitted through the environment during their treatment. Reducing the incidences of health care infections by eradicating the pathogens that lie hidden in the health care environments is Tru-D’s guarantee of an immediate cost avoidance.
Further, Tru-D is implemented seamlessly into a hospital’s current workflow without the need for additional full-time employees for operation. To read more, click here.
*Pegues, et al, 2016.