Will reporting healthcare-associated infection data change practice? The role for infusion nurses.

Abstract

Every year there are an estimated 2 million healthcareassociated infections (HAIs) in this country. According to the National Quality Forum (NQF), this results in an estimated 90,000 deaths and $4.5 to $5.7 billion dollars in additional healthcare costs. Experts generally believe that at least 20% to 30% of such infections are preventable. Approximately 20… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.NAN.0000326824.62334.a2

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