Published on February 14, 2013 at 4:55 AM
Bloomberg: Hospitals In U.S. Cut Infection Rates In 2011, CDC Says
U.S. hospitals reduced some types of deadly and costly infections in 2011, three years after a government initiative to cut hospital-acquired illnesses. Infections stemming from catheters placed in a large vein in the neck, chest or groin to give medication or collect blood declined 41 percent from 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in a report (Edney, 2/12).
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