Navigation Links
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections
Date:4/13/2010

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

TUESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals are making little progress in eliminating infections that can harm or kill patients, according to reports released April 13 by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The 2009 National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report track contains information on infection rates for 2007, the latest year data has been available.

Researchers found that rates of bloodstream infections after operations (postoperative sepsis) increased by 8 percent, rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections following surgery increased by 3.6 percent, and rates of certain infections due to medical care increased by 1.6 percent. However, rates of pneumonia that developed after surgery (postoperative pneumonia) fell by 12 percent.

There was no change in the rate of bloodstream infections associated with central venous catheter placements. These are tubes placed in a large vein in a patient's neck, chest or groin to give medication or fluids, or to collect blood samples.

The reports also found that blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indian patients were less likely than whites to receive preventive antibiotics before surgery in a timely manner.

In an effort to reduce infections associated with healthcare, the AHRQ last year announced funding for nationwide implementation of a program used by more than 100 hospitals in Michigan that cut rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections to near zero.

The AHRQ reports include data on more than 200 health care measures categorized in four areas of quality: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient-centeredness.

"Despite promising improvements in a few areas of health care, we are not achieving the more substantial strides that are needed to addr
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals
2. Thomson Reuters Names QHR Management Client to 100 Top Hospitals List - Wooster Community Hospital Honored for Third Consecutive Year
3. Prescription Drug Abuse Sending More to Hospitals
4. Health Reform For Doctors And Hospitals: Obama Made An Offer We Can't Refuse! - ERISAclaim.com Celebrates its Successful Webinars on Reimbursement Laws
5. New PerfectServe Clinician-to-Clinician Communications System Gives Physicians Control and Helps Hospitals Coordinate Care
6. Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals
7. Holy Cross And Mercy Hospitals Announce Staff Promotions
8. Carefx Portal Solution to Deliver First Time, Statewide Access to Patient Data Among Hospitals in the LSU Network
9. New superbug surpasses MRSA infection rates in community hospitals
10. Stellaris Health Network Hospitals Reach New Agreement with CIGNA HealthCare
11. Champlain Health Supply Services Selects GHX Connectivity, Software Solutions to Enhance Supply Chain Services for 11 Hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – ... innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through ... patient services – is set to host its annual ... West Orange, NJ on June 1, 2015. Since 2010, ... programs through LRF. , This year, the Lymphoma Research ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... METTLER TOLEDO has announced an upcoming ... in a GXP Regulated Laboratory ", featuring independent ... will be presented on May 27, 2015 at ... a critical component of pharmaceutical product quality and ... recent years an increasing number of inspections have ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... OK and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... the formation of a collaboration to facilitate development of ... of ophthalmic disorders that lead to blindness, including Diabetic ... the MiDROPS™ formulation platform developed by EyeCRO, which can ... eye via a topical eyedrop. , Under the ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 CCL, a top-ranked, global ... unique program to other leadership development consultancies. “The ... CCL and successful practitioners, expanding our capacity to drive ... said John R. Ryan, CCL President and CEO. , ... CCL Partner Network , it will schedule a one-on-one ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... New West Medicare is excited to ... to manage outpatient advanced imaging services for its members. ... its members are provided the right test at the ... with New West Medicare’s physicians and hospitals, Care to ... advanced imaging and provide an objective basis for informed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Set to Host Annual Ace Lymphoma Luncheon at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ 2Health News:METTLER TOLEDO Announces Live Webinar on the Importance of Data Integrity in a GXP Regulated Laboratory 2Health News:EyeCRO and NeuMedics Announce Collaboration to Utilize MiDROPS™ Technology for the Development of NM108 2Health News:EyeCRO and NeuMedics Announce Collaboration to Utilize MiDROPS™ Technology for the Development of NM108 3Health News:The Center for Creative Leadership Is Partnering with Lead Star to Create the CCL Partner Network 2Health News:New West Medicare Partners with Care to Care, LLC to Manage Advanced Imaging Services 2
... LOS ANGELES, March 5 With the nation focused ... Valley) recently announced Assembly Bill 562 ( ... to businesses and consumers that have fallen victim to ... decreases health care premium costs. It requires insurance companies ...
... YORK, March 5 An article published in the ... , a joint publication of United Spinal Association ( ... Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS), reveals the importance of understanding ... it can also lead to a greater understanding and ...
... day for six months were able to increase the flaccid ... erectile function by up to 36%, according to an independent ... International . , Researchers from San Giovanni Battista Hospital at ... treatment could provide a viable alternative to surgery, as the ...
... Sick or injured African-American patients wait about an ... being transferred to an inpatient hospital bed following ... study published in the journal Academic Emergency ... the urgency to find equitable, cost-effective solutions to ...
... Already Breaking down Silos and Benefiting from Paperless ... Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) ... strategic partnership to integrate laboratory software for improved ... Collaborating with existing common customers, Waters(R) and LabVantage(R) ...
... Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 Preferred ... payment and transaction-processing services for the health care ... ), the world,s largest retail payments network, today ... brand for PHT,s A-Claim(TM) medical payment solution for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Health Care Legislation Stops 'Opportunistic' Insurance Pricing 2Health News:United Spinal Association Report Reveals the Importance of Studying Multiple Sclerosis in Children: Developing New Insights into MS in Adults 2Health News:Penile extender increased flaccid length by almost a third says independent clinical study 2Health News:Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients 2Health News:Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients 3Health News:Waters and LabVantage Partnership Targets Laboratory Informatics Integration to Maximize Data Management and Quality of Work 2Health News:Waters and LabVantage Partnership Targets Laboratory Informatics Integration to Maximize Data Management and Quality of Work 3Health News:Waters and LabVantage Partnership Targets Laboratory Informatics Integration to Maximize Data Management and Quality of Work 4Health News:Preferred Health Technology and Visa Inc. Team Up on Comprehensive Point-of-Service Medical Payments Solution 2Health News:Preferred Health Technology and Visa Inc. Team Up on Comprehensive Point-of-Service Medical Payments Solution 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... products and services to office-based dental, animal health and ... quarter ended March 28, 2015. Net sales ... an increase of 1.4% compared with the first quarter ... currencies and a 6.0% decline related to foreign currency ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. , May 4, 2015 ... critical care immunotherapy company commercializing its CytoSorb® extracorporeal ... patients in multiple countries worldwide, will report Q1 ... Monday, May 11, 2015.  CytoSorbents, ... presentation webcast that will recount both operational and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Utah , May 4, 2015 ... a manufacturer and marketer of rehabilitation and physical ... into definitive agreements to raise approximately $4,000,000 in ... LLC and certain of its affiliates (together with ... focused on the healthcare industry. The financing will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 2Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 3Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 4Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 5Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 6Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 7Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 8Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 9Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 10Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 11Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 12Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 13Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 14Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 15Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 16Henry Schein Reports Record First Quarter Results 17CytoSorbents to Report Q1 2015 Operating and Financial Results 2CytoSorbents to Report Q1 2015 Operating and Financial Results 3Dynatronics Announces $4,000,000 Private Placement Led By Prettybrook Partners 2Dynatronics Announces $4,000,000 Private Placement Led By Prettybrook Partners 3Dynatronics Announces $4,000,000 Private Placement Led By Prettybrook Partners 4
... Demonstrates Impressive Single Agent Efficacy in Patients who Progressed ... or after Treatment with both a VEGF Receptor Inhibitor ... Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) ... (perifosine), the Company,s Akt-inhibitor for cancer, as a treatment ...
... 29 Spirus Medical, Inc. ( www.spirusmed.com ... therapeutic advancement systems for gastroenterology, urology and gynecology, ... devices have performed complete examinations of the small ... Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer 4Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer 5Spirus Medical Announces Complete Examinations of the Small Intestine by Physicians Using Endo-Ease(TM) 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: