Four common infections seen in health care facilities declined in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Specifically, the CDC found:
- A 33 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections: a 35 percent drop among critical care patients and a 26 percent drop among noncritical care patients;
- A 7 percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections throughout hospitals;
- A 10 percent reduction in surgical site infections;
- An 18 percent drop in the number of people developing health care-associated invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
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