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Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46% decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections between 2008 and 2013, according to a CDC report released Jan. 14, but there is more work to be done. This year’s CDC annual National and State Healthcare-associated Infection Progress Report shows state-specific data on progress in eliminating six infection types that hospitals are required to report to the CDC. This year’s HAI progress report also includes state-specific data about hospital lab-identified methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile infections.
The report summarizes data submitted to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, the nation’s healthcare-associated infection tracking systems used by more than 14,500 healthcare facilities.