Hospital acquired infections are falling, CDC reports

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 17 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h296
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

US hospitals saw significant reductions in nearly all hospital associated infections at the national level in 2013, including a 46% reduction in central line associated bloodstream infections, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on 14 January.1 But hospitals’ infection control efforts failed to hit the five year reduction targets …

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