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Myth #1: 479,000 Annual HAI Deaths Will Persist As Our Cultural Norm

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Complacency paralyzes progress in hospitals & nursing homes

The combined annual death rate from Healthcare Acquired Infections, Acute Care and Long-Term Care (LTC), adds up to 479,000. This disaster, a daily disaster, illustrates the Normalcy Bias where improbability blocks reality and reason.

Breaking this Normalcy Bias will save many lives, likely tens of thousands per year. Myths #2 & #3 can now be broken by undeniable research and advances in technology. These truths are critical in overcoming the status quo culture. Reduced costs easily pay for this technology investment in patient safety.