Hospital-Acquired Infections

Reimbursement penalties did not reduce hospital-acquired infection rates; harsher sanctions might be needed, Harvard researchers say

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Financial penalties did not reduce healthcare facility-acquired infections in acute-care settings, a new study finds. Researchers say harsher sanctions might help.

Providers using 'germ inspectors' to prevent infections

Hospitals are leading a charge by healthcare providers looking to dramatically improve healthcare-acquired infection rates and retain Medicare dollars. Recent actions will keep patients—and visitors—healthier, officials said.

House committee approves funds to fight nursing workforce shortage, hospital-acquired infections

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending budget for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of Health and Human Services. Funding has been allocated to relieve the healthcare workforce shortage and reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).