Hospital Acquired Infections

OIG: Hospitals err 18% of the time with point-of-admission indicators

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A lack of uniformity among hospital coders for developing conditions is a main reason for the "point of admission" errors, according to a Monday report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

FDA approves rapid MRSA/MSSA test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a blood culture test that can determine if Staphylococcus aureus bacteria infections are methicillin resistant (MRSA) or methicillin susceptible (MSSA).

Joint Commission seeks input on facility-acquired infections

The Joint Commission is seeking provider feedback on national patient-safety goals intended to decrease infections such as ventilator-related pneumonia and catheter-related urinary tract infections.

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

The Health and Human Service's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said it will be giving $34 million to projects working to prevent healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities, hospitals, ambulatory care settings and end-stage renal disease facilities.

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