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HaCIRIC runs a new multidisciplinary research programme on controlling healthcare associated infections (HCAI) such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile. The cost of HCAI to the NHS in 2000 was estimated to be as high as £1 billion a year, with potential avoidable costs of around £150 million annually. Estimates suggest that at any one time 9 per cent of all inpatients have an infection associated with their care in hospital.
Start date: October 2008
End date: December 2010
Investigators Dr. Danish J Malik; Dr. Gilbert Shama; Professor David J. Williams
Staff Employed Pawel Wolyniec; Krusha Patel
Department of Civil and Building Engineering
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