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HHS issues action plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections

The Earth Times, January 7, 2009

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a plan that establishes a set of five-year national prevention targets to reduce and possibly eliminate healthcare-associated infections. The Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections lists a number of areas in which HAIs can be prevented, and also outlines cross-agency efforts to save lives and reduce healthcare costs through expanded HAI prevention efforts.