Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
17 states report CLABSI rates. Why only 17?
The CDC just released the First State-Specific Healthcare-Associated Infections Summary Data Report, which focuses on CLABSI. HHS press release is available here. Needless to say, we are all disappointed with the rates here in Maryland given how hard the State and hospitals have worked at preventing these infections. No one seems more disappointed than Peter Pronovost. No excuses.