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Web Exclusive: CABG Procedures Down 30%, Stenting Flat
One reason that percutaneous coronary interventions did not increase between 2001 and 2008 as expected, may be because...
Web Exclusive: Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
Hospitals participating in a project to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections are demonstrating that...
Web Exclusive: Early Removal of Pediatric Catheters Key to Infection Prevention
The incidence of bloodstream infections in children with peripherally inserted central venous catheters can be reduced...
Web Exclusive: Hospital's infection fight is an 'obsession'
Today marks the 600th consecutive day that Stafford has gone without a MRSA infection. Patients may be sick when...
Web Exclusive: Whooping cough cases rising in Vt.
The Vermont Department of Health has alerted health care providers across the state about a rising number of cases of...
Web Exclusive: Infection rates rise at WNY hospitals
Despite a trend statewide among hospitals lowering rates of infection, Western New York hospitals have seen rates...
Web Exclusive: Superbugs linked to premature baby deaths
Doctors at University College Hospital last month found bacteria on the unit that were resistant to antibiotics...
Web Exclusive: Peptic Ulcer Hospitalizations Plummet, Says CDC
The age-adjusted rate of hospitalization for patients diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease decreased by 21% between...
Web Exclusive: Culture Change Key To Safety, Quality Improvements
Medical checklists are proving to be popular items in hospitals to help promote patient safety and stop medical...
National Database Needed for HAI Tracking
HealthLeaders Media QualityLeaders - July 15, 2010 | National Database Needed for HAI...