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CDC: Hospital-acquired infections are declining, but still dangerous

Accreditation Insider, April 1, 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that surveyed 11,282 patients treated at 183 hospitals in 10 states in 2011. Researchers found that at any point in time, 4% had at least one infection transmitted within the acute care setting, according to HealthLeadersMedia.
 
The study estimated that 648,000 patients battled 721,800 healthcare-associated infections in 2011; in 2007, the figure was believed to be 1.7 million and in the 1970s, the rate was 2.1 million.
 
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