Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for HAI?

You should immediately go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room (ER). Depending on the initial clinical diagnosis, the ER physician will recommend a specialist consultation.

2. Are hospital-acquired infections serious?

Yes; it can even be fatal. HAI is an emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment.

3. What are most common causes of HAI?

The most common causes are infections by the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

4. What is the cost of treating HAI?

HAI incurs a huge cost. It is estimated to cost around $9.8 billion annually to treat HAI.

5. Which are the most common bacterial pathogens?

Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.

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