Though hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), a new report 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.
- New Data Shows Infection Rates Still Too High In U.S. Hospitals: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/policy_leadership/leapfrog_news/5401706
- Report:: Health Care-Associated Infections: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/media/file/Castlight-Leapfrog-Health-Care-Associated-Infections-Report_2016.pdf (PDF)