CDC: CAUTI on the Rise despite Reductions in CLABSI, MRSA, C. difficile

January 21, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The national rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) decreased 46% between 2008 and 2013, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published annually by the agency to expand upon and provide an update to previous reports detailing progress toward the goal of eliminating healthcare-associated infections, the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report summarizes data submitted to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network and highlights national and state progress in reducing infections occurring within acute care hospitals.

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