Continued reductions in hospital acquired infections

A recent CDC report showed continued reductions in several hospital acquired infections, including a 41% reduction in central line associated bloodstream infections, a 17% reduction in surgical site infections, and a 7% reduction in catheter associated urinary tract infections, since 2008-9 (CDC site).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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