Length of patient stay tied to likelihood of infection

The longer patients stay in the hospital, the more likely they are to contract a pathogen that is resistant to multi-drug treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina. Each day of hospitalization increased the likelihood of developing pneumonia bloodstream, surgical site and infection by 1 percent. However, some new tests, such as Carba NP can provide results on dangerous infections from the CRE bacteria within hours and can potentially help hospitals gain an upper hand on infection control. Read the entire article at FierceHealthcare




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