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Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections
According to the CDC, health-care-associated infec

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By Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 55
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437903835

According to the CDC, health-care-associated infections (HAI) are estimated to be 1 of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. HAIís are infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions. The author examined: (1) CDCís guidelines for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIís and what the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) does to promote their implementation; (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesí (CMS) and hospital accrediting organizationsí required standards for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAIís and how compliance is assessed; and (3) HHS programs that collect data related to HAIís and integration of the data across HHS. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

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