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Prevent hospital-acquired infections from catheters: Vital strategies

The threat of infection is everywhere in hospitals, but the presence of certain conditions or medical equipment may make patients more likely to contract an infection. New research shows that hospitalized patients with indwelling devices, such as catheters, may be at significant infection risk. 

Hospitals pay more attention to HAIs to avoid losing out on big bucks

Previously, about 2 million patients a year needed treatments for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which had a whopping price tag of over $25 billion. To make hospitals focus on these HAIs and cut down on healthcare dollars spent, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2008 decided not to reimburse hospitals for HAIs that […] [MORE]