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MRSA Infections Related to Bloodstream Infection in Health Care Show a Drop

August 11,2010 Jama reported that from 2005 through 2008, there were 21503 episodes of invasive MRSA infections; 17508 were health care associated.  Of these, 15,458 were MRSA bloodstream infections.  The incidence rate of hospital-onset invasive MRSA infections was 1.02 per 10,000 population in 2005 and decreased 9.4% per year (95% confidence interval [Cl], 14.7% to […]

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CMS Changes for Infection Control Linked to Hospital Reinbursement

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on July 30, released it’s final rule for fiscal year 2011 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).  This is the first time ALL HOSPITALS participating in the Medicare program must report data on specific HAIs, which are limited to Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and Surgical […]

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