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Health-Care-Associated Infections: HHS Action Needed to Obtain Nationally Representative Data on Risks in Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Health-Care-Associated Infections: HHS Action Need

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By Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
Year: 2009
Pages: 30
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437917011

Health-care-associated infections (HAI) are a leading cause of death. Recent high-profile cases of HAIs in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) due to lapses in recommended infection control practices may indicate a more widespread problem in ASCs, but the prevalence of such lapses is unknown. The Dept. of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other entities collect data on HAIs, including process data on the use of recommended practices and outcome data on HAI incidence. CMS conducts standard surveys on about half of ASCs every 3 to 4 years, assessing compliance with its standard on infection control. This report examines the availability of data on HAIs in ASCs nationwide. Includes recommend. Illus.

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