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Apr 14, 2010

Apr 14, 2010

HHS sees little progress on healthcare-related infections

(CIDRAP News) – The latest data show little progress in eliminating healthcare-associated infections, with several types increasing, according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

CDC reports drop in healthcare-related blood infections

(CIDRAP News) – Reports from 17 states show that one major type of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) dropped 18% in the first half of 2009, suggesting that the healthcare system is making progress in the battle against infections in hospitals, national health officials announced today.

Apr 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

US officials see decreases in healthcare-linked infections

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of data from thousands of US facilities indicates that rates of certain common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) declined in 2010, especially those linked to central intravenous lines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Feb 12, 2013

Feb 12, 2013

US report card on hospital infections shows steady improvement

(CIDRAP News) – A new snapshot of infections acquired at US health facilities shows encouraging reductions in some notable areas, with room for improvement in others, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday.

Mar 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015

News Scan for Mar 25, 2015

New Saudi MERS case
Anthrax antibody treatment
Antimicrobial stewardship

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