Healthcare-Related Infections

Single-patient ICU rooms lower infection transmission rates

Private rooms in intensive care units help to reduce hospital infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and C. difficile, according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

HHS launches Healthy People 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a new program called Healthy People 2020, a ten-year initiative to emphasize healthy living and disease prevention.