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CDC's Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) progress report is a snapshot of how each state and the country are doing in eliminating six infection types that hospitals are required to report to CDC.
Every year, about 75,000 hospital patients with healthcare-associated infections die during their hospitalizations, said Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Healthcare-associated infections usually occur when germs are transferred by healthcare providers' hands touching the patient.
The ACSQHC is currently developing national initiatives to reduce healthcare-associated infections and plans to implement new 'Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare' later this year.
But, in so doing, it has taken its eye off the ball regarding all other healthcare-associated infections.
ACARE home resident and staff in Tyneside have welcomed a new pilot project which helps to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections in the community.
The NAO insisted the Au120 million spent on central initiatives tackling healthcare-associated infections was worthwhile however.
This is an extremely important issue for patients and they need to know that everything possible is being done to protect them from healthcare-associated infections.