CDC: Hospital-acquired infections in widespread decline

Hospitals made widespread gains in reducing the rates of infections acquired within their facilities, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include a 46 percent decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections between 2008 and 2013; a 19 percent reduction in surgical site infections in 10 different areas; and a 10 percent decrease in C. Difficile infections. No cost savings were attached to the reductions, but they are likely at least in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare 

 

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