CDC Endorses Public Reporting of Hospital Infections

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an extremely clear statement today on public coverage of infection prices, motivated by the Consumer Reports post “Lethal Infections”– a real progression! From their release:

Recently, numerous state wellness divisions and Consumer Records publication released summaries of infection rates in healthcare facilities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) thinks public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is a crucial component of nationwide HAI removal efforts. Research study shows that when health care centers are aware of their infection concerns as well as implement concrete approaches to stop them, rates of particular healthcare facility infections can be decreased by more than 70 percent.

Click here to check out the complete statement. This is a great testimony to the years of hard work Consumers Union, Consumer Reports as well as patient safety and security state supporters have done together to raise public recognition and also pass medical facility infection public coverage regulations. Onward we go!