GBI Research released  “Hospital Acquired Bacterial Infections Market to 2017,” a report that analyzes the markets for hospital-acquired bacterial infections in the U.S. According to the report, the market is forecast to decline at a negative CAGR of 3.4 percent in the forecast period 2010-2017.

Researchers found two reasons for the decline in hospital-acquired bacterial infections:
1. There is resistance developed against antibacterials which makes existing antibacterials obsolete in some conditions.
2. There is an increase in hospital surveillance which leads to a decline in hospital-acquired bacterial infections.

Based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20-30 percent of hospital acquired infections can be prevented by infection control programs. According to the report, there is formation of government bodies which are making it mandatory for hospitals to cut down on the spread of infectious in the healthcare setup.

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