National report states current trends in CLABSI rates

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The report, Health Care-Associated Infections, is the first in a series of five in-depth reports analyzing current health care safety trends…” The LeapFrog Group (2016).

The LeapFrog Group report “Though hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), a report released today shows patients are still experiencing these serious, and sometimes fatal, infections too frequently.

The report, Health Care-Associated Infections, is the first in a series of five in-depth reports analyzing current health care safety trends in the United States, as revealed by infection data collected by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization representing consumers, employers and other purchasers aiming to improve health care safety and quality, and assembled and analyzed by Castlight Health.

“We’re in the midst of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19) and there’s no better time than right now to stress the importance of transparent, safe care at hospitals,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “The good news is that a record number of hospitals make their infection rates public, which shows commendable transparency and candor within the hospital industry. The bad news is there are still too many infections.”

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