Choosing the Best Design for Intravenous Needleless Connectors to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Bloodstream Infections

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Healthcare-associated catheter-related bloodstream infections (HA-BSIs) remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a drop of 18 percent in the incidence of HA-BSIs, overall progress in reducing these infections has been a fraction of what is possible, and necessary.