Elimination Of Healthcare Associated Infections And Associated Costs

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Elimination of Healthcare Associated Infections and Associated Costs (MAPP) Lakeshia S.Williams Argosy University Spring 15’ Healthcare Associated Infections Due to the severity of Ebola, more Americans are conscious of the lack of preventative measures afforded for healthcare workers and patients. After Healthcare workers became responsible for three of the four cases of Ebola on U.S soil, a high degree of concern arises, particularly regarding Healthcare Associated Infections. HAIs are responsible for 33.8 billion dollars in healthcare associated costs, but face the long-standing issue of a lack of funding, community support, opposition of the use of penalty tax, and awareness as potential barriers. It is important…show more content…
These materials are to be delivered and trained by public health advocates and advisors. Based on the ten year budget model and additional 700 million would be available for the funding of resource needs, such as meeting space, travel costs, report production and printing, and consultant fees to better secure commitments. The vision for this process is to reduce HAIs and eliminate healthcare associated costs stemming from HAIs. Based on a ten year budget originating from penalty taxes collected from assuming all of the Americans affected earn at or below $20,000 per year, if each household affected pays the minimum fine of $695 multiplied by 6 million that would equal $4.17 Billion towards funding in one years time. By 2016, based on the times table of the American care act, penalties would double to 2% adjusting the minimum amount, and penalties collected by the federal government. If the department of Human and Health services used this model over a ten-year period, 41.7 Billion in penalties would be collected. This would completely wipe the associated costs of HAIs, completely eliminating associated costs from over ten years of accumulated debt. To accurately strategize for implementation, an assessment of community themes and strengths, local public health systems, community
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