1. Antibiotic Resistance

    Health Policy Brief on Antibiotic Resistance

    June 23, 2015

    Read the full brief at HealthAffairs.org”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States alone. In 2013 there were about 480,000 new global cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), gonorrhea may soon […]


  2. 1 in 4 Hospitals Must Improve Hand Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections

    New Report : 1 in 4 Hospitals Must Improve Hand Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections

    June 16, 2015

    Based on data taken from the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey of 1,501 U.S. hospitals and analyzed by Castlight Health.Simple handwashing is the best known way to prevent hospital infections, but according to a report released today by nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of hospitals surveyed have not implemented all the […]


  3. Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    Study: Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    June 9, 2015

    From the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection ControlThe impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) following prosthesis procedures is devastating, often leading to higher mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, frequent readmissions, and increased costs and overall healthcare burden. According to the United States (US) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), SSI rates following total knee or hip arthroplasty procedures performed […]


  4. Nursing home

    High Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Workers

    June 4, 2015

    For Immediate Release: May 28, 2015 – from SHEA onlineSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of AmericaContact: Kate Enos / kenos@gymr.com / 202-745-5071 Author contact: Mary-Claire Roghmann / mroghman@epi.umaryland.eduHigh Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare WorkersStudy finds transmission rates high in daily activities previously considered low-riskNEW YORK (May 28, 2015) – Healthcare workers […]


  5. Hospital Acquired Infections Nozin Pro

    How Hospital Acquired Infections Lead to Direct, Indirect and Unintended Hospital Costs

    June 2, 2015

    Roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections occur annually in acute-care hospitals which result in tens of thousands of patient deaths and cost billions of dollars to the healthcare system.”We have to get to the bottom of why it is that we keep having the number of drug-resistant healthcare-associated infections that are currently reported” Lynn White, MD, […]



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