July 1, 2011
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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common form of hospital-acquired infections, accounting for as many as 80% of HAIs in acute care settings.
If you talk about giving patients a voice in how a hospital works and care is delivered, you will see many providers and administrators blanch with fear.
The National Strategy for Quality, released to Congress at the end of March, is just the first iteration of reports required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to outline priorities and areas of focus for healthcare.
A patient safety initiative in Ohio has led to health care savings of nearly $13 million, reduced patient days spent in the hospital by 900, and resulted in nearly 3,600 fewer adverse drug events and infections in children.