HCAI


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AcronymDefinition
HCAIHealthcare-Associated Infection
HCAIHealth Care Acquired Infection
HCAIHealth Claims for Auto Insurance (Canada)
HCAIHigh Class All Inclusive (hotels)
HCAIHealth Care for All Illinois (statewide coalition)
HCAIHubbard College of Administration International (Scientology)
HCAIHealth Care Access Improvement Act
HCAIHigh-Current Arc Ignition (electronics)
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(4) For more information on the NMRI and the HCAI, see https://www.aei.org/housing/mortgage-risk-index/ and https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/housing-finance-policy-center/proiects/housing-credit-availability-index.
Over four million people in Europe have been estimated by the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) to be acquiring an HCAI annually with 37,000 dying directly from the infections, which also contribute to another 110,000 deaths each year The number of healthcare associated infections is more than double the rate recorded in the U.S.
Healthcare associated infection (HCAI) was referred to as infections acquired during the process of patient care in the hospital or healthcare facility and was not present or incubating at the time of admission [6].
Yet good hand hygiene, the simple task of cleaning hands at the right time and in the right way, can reduce HCAIs that are transmitted by healthcare workers' hands which become progressively colonized by germs and potential pathogens during patient care [4].
A spokesman for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "We recognise that the effective prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) is essential to patient and staff safety.
[paragraph] The Urban Institute's new Housing Finance Policy Center Credit Availability Index (HCAI), which tracks the percent of mortgages expected to go 90 days delinquent, now stands at 5.0 percent as of the third quarter of 2015--down from 16.4 percent in 2006 and 12.5 percent in 2001-2003.
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are the leading worldwide cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea and in some countries CDI surpass all other healthcare-associated infections (HCAI).
However, there is increasing evidence that the transport of pathogens through the air is linked to many common healthcare-acquired infections (HCAI's) that are not regarded as airborne infections.
The term 'nosocomial infection' has now been changed to 'healthcare-associated infection' (HCAI) in most sources.
Every year at least 300,000 patients develop a Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI) and around 1 in 10 patients pick up an infection during their stay in a UK hospital, at an estimated cost to the NHS of [pounds sterling]1 billion a year.