Nosocomial infections due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have become a major problem during the last years.
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In a study appearing in the November 22/29 issue of JAMA, Heidi E. Brown, PhD, of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and colleagues investigated trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States from 1980 through 2014.
Team training of healthcare employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, according to a new study from Rice University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Central Florida, the U.S.
Joint Commission Resources, Inc., today released the March 2016 issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safet
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are reported to increase patient mortality and incur longer hospital stays. Most studies to date have focused on specific groups of hospitalized patients with a rather short follow-up period.
Patients are often unaware that choosing the right hospital is very important to having a good outcome.
A large study of intensive care patients in California found that public reporting of patient outcomes did not reduce mortality, but did result in reduced admission of the sickest patients to the ICU and increased transfer of critically i
An analysis that included approximately 7 million hospitalizations finds that sepsis contributed to 1 in every 2 to 3 deaths, and most of these patients had sepsis at admission, according to a study published by JAMA.