The New York State Department of Health (DOH) released it’s eighth annual Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI) report. The report found the rate of infections acquired by patients while in New York hospitals continued to decrease in 2014 and hospitals have prevented an estimated 15,000 infections since reporting began in 2007. For the first time, the report includes carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection rates for individual hospitals. CRE is a bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotics and has emerged as a serious public health threat in New York State and the nation.
Read more: Hospital-Acquired Infections – New York State 2014 (PDF)