Prevent hospital-acquired infections

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Implement procedural changes in hospitals to reduce the fraction of inpatients that develop an HAI.

Consequences: A lower HAI rate means fewer deaths and fewer extended lengths of stay for inpatients.  Although most insurers today reimburse for the additional costs of an HAI, the trend is toward non-reimbursement.  Thus, in the near future, a lower HAI rate will improve a hospital’s profit margin.