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Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections: Congressional Testimony
Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health-care-associated infections (HAI) -- infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions -- are estimated to be 1 of the top 10 causes of death in the nation. This statement summarizes a report by the same title released on this date, which examined: (1) CDCís guidelines for hospitals to reduce or prevent HAI's and what 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 HAI's; and (3) HHS programs that collect data related to HAI's and integration of the data across HHS. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
Fourth Book of Sexual Questions & Answers
History of the New York Central System
Southern World: Trade & Travel Routes
Assassin: From Lincoln to Gandhi
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