GAO: Health care-associated infections may be underreported

10/6/2008 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A new study from the Government Accountability Office found that states may be underreporting the cases of health care-associated infections in hospitals. The report said many states use the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network system, which relies on self-reported infection data, and do not have established procedures for validating these data.

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