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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 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.