Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) have improved significantly after infection rates spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the nonprofit safety organization the Leapfrog Group, PRNewswire November 6 reports. According to the data, over 85% of hospitals improved performance on at least one of three dangerous infections: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). All three reached a 5-year high during the pandemic.
The latest findings show that:
While HAIs have improved, patient experience scores have worsened for the second year in a row, with the most significant declines in the categories of “communication about medicines” and “responsiveness of hospital staff.”Read More >>