Four out of six infections routinely tracked at U.S. hospitals rose significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data analysis published in the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, writes Healthcare Dive.
From 2019 to 2020, major increases were observed in central-line associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated events and antibiotic resistant staph infections, according to the report.
- Healthcare Dive: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/pandemic-spurs-rise-of-infections-contracted-at-healthcare-facilities/605960/
- The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on healthcare-associated infections in 2020: A summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network. Journal of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 03 Sep 2021