Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs

08-02-2019 10:09

Lavalette, Steves, 2019

Following an increase in Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in the Oncology unit, St. Joseph Health Hospital presented a business case to leadership demonstrating a significant Return on Investment (ROI) to expand Hibiclens patient bathing beyond ICU and post- surgical patients to all patients house-wide. Results included a CLABSI reduction of 65% and other HAI decreases from 28%-100% resulting in a $514,739 cost avoidance. 


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