As populations age and hospitalization and long-term care become more common, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including many caused by drug-resistant pathogens, are increasing in importance and pose a significant threat to patient safety.
By Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC
An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and
Efforts to reduce hospital readmissions are working, but they’re not always saving money, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.
Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, suggests a computational analysis led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, wh
Although transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S.
As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they will make 1 billion fewer trips than they otherwise would have if Lyme disease didn't exist, a new Yale study concludes.
Around 30 percent of the population will experience herpes zoster (HZ), 10 percent of whom develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by Cedars-Sinai.