Poll taken before new federal policy announced shows strong support across the board among people age 50 to 80, with some exceptions.
Hospital Acquired Infections
Hospitals put a lot of effort into encouraging good hand hygiene among staff. But findings about multidrug-resistant organisms suggest a new frontier for preventing transmission.
Patients are three times likelier to contract the dangerous infection when a hospital is at midlevel occupancy, a new way of tracking the data finds.
Infections are only one problem related to urinary catheterization.
A new model analyzes a wealth of information to better predict which patients are more prone to the dangerous infection.
PICCs should be reserved for long-term use, but a new study shows 1 in 4 are inserted for five days or less with 1 in 10 of these leading to device-related complications.