Infections Targeted by CMS Receive Increased Attention

May 9, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


Funding for infection control initiatives has remained stable, but healthcare-associated infections targeted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have received more attention since the agency stopped reimbursing for them in 2008, according to a study in the May 2012 American Journal of Infection Control. The study, based on survey responses from 317 infection preventionists from hospitals nationwide, noted significant improvement in prompt removal of urinary and central venous catheters.

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