Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Bookmark and Share

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

CDC report provides first snapshot of state efforts to prevent MRSA and deadly diarrheal infections

According to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) between 2008 and 2013. However, additional work is needed to continue to improve patient safety. CDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) progress report is a snapshot of how each state and the country are doing in eliminating six infection types that hospitals are required to report to CDC. For the first time, this year’s HAI progress report includes state-specific data about hospital lab-identified methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections (deadly diarrhea).

The annual National and State Healthcare-associated Infection Progress Report expands upon and provides an update to previous reports detailing progress toward the goal of eliminating HAIs.

To view the report and additional information about preventing healthcare-associated infections, visit CDC’s website: www.cdc.gov/hai.

HAI Progress report National dataHAI Progress report
The CDC has reached 1 million email subscribers. Thank you for your support.

Modify/Update Subscriber Preferences or Unsubscribe | Learn about CDC Updates

Questions or problems? Please contact support.

CDC 24/7 - Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. CDC.gov/24-7 Dept of Health and Human Services Logo Learn Vital Information about Alcohol Poisoning Deaths
CDC on Facebook CDC on Twitter CDC YouTube Channel
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: