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New Report – Percent of Hospitals Achieving Zero Infections Dramatically Declining

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New Report – Percent of Hospitals Achieving Zero Infections Dramatically Declining

By: The Leapfrog Group
Article Date: June 20, 2018

Article was published at:

http://www.leapfroggroup.org/news-events/troubling-new-report-hospital-infections-comes-while-centers-medicare-medicaid-services

Each day, one (1) out of 25 hospital patients in the U.S. contracts a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), resulting in billions of wasted dollars and an alarming 90,000 deaths annually. Unfortunately, a new report published by The Leapfrog Group and analyzed by Castlight Health shows that the percent of hospitals achieving zero infections has declined dramatically since 2015, indicating many patients are still at risk. The report, “Healthcare-Associated Infections,” found that the percentage of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieving zero infections has declined dramatically since 2015.

This is true for all five of the infections examined on the Survey, including Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Surgical Site Infection after Colon Surgery (SSI: Colon), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

 

Click here to see the study:

http://www.leapfroggroup.org/sites/default/files/Files/Leapfrog-Castlight%202018%20HAI%20Report.pdf