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CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
Feds Rev HAI Prevention Guidelines
Training healthcare personnel and maintaining safety protocols to prevent hospital-acquired, catheter-related...
Medical Error Rates Vary Widely, HealthGrades Finds
Patients have a 46% lower risk of experiencing a safety incident at a top-rated hospital compared to a poorly rated...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
A Call for Standardized Infection Detection Practices
A review of pediatric intensive care units turns up variability among catheter-associated bloodstream infection...
Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.
Researchers have created computer simulations that show a paradoxical correlation between falling ordinary...
CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Gadgets to keep new hospital free from infection
One of the United Kingdom's newest hospitals has been showing off the latest technology to keep hospitals clean...
HAI Rates on the Decline
Rates of hospital-acquired infections between 2000 and 2007 decreased in all four regions of the U.S. The Midwest...
Disease outbreak that killed 2 patients is over, Vancouver hospital says
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has eliminated the latest outbreak of Clostridium difficile, after nearly...
Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals
With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools...
Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
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