Hospital ICUs reduce bloodstream infections by up to 50%

02/18/2009 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Bloodstream infections from central-line catheters in ICU patients have been cut nearly in half in the past decade, including drug-resistant MRSA cases, a CDC review of data from 600 U.S. hospitals found. The researchers didn't investigate why the rates have gone down, but many hospitals have implemented prevention measures, such as screening patients and ensuring proper hand hygiene.

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