HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Hospital-acquired infections -- Inevitable?

Thousand Oaks, California, London, United Kingdom, New Delhi, India, Singapore, China - (November 20, 2006) In a press conference held earlier today at Washington D.C.'s The Press Club, David B. Nash, MD, editor of The American Journal of Medical Quality, addressed hospital-acquired infections and the widespread anchoring belief by both healthcare professionals and patients that acquiring infections in the hospital is unavoidable.

This concern is addressed in a special supplement to the November issue of The American Journal of Medical Quality, which is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the American College of Medical Quality.

The data seems to bear out the pervasive belief. In 2004, Pennsylvania's general acute care hospitals reported nearly 12,000 hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). These were associated with over 1,500 additional deaths, 205,000 additional hospital days, and nearly $2 billion in extra hospital charges. While many healthcare professionals believe that HAI are a risk of doing business, the AJMQ supplement demonstrates that the belief itself may add to the risk and it's actually the process of care that drives the current epidemic.

"Despite all of our hard work, medical care can never be error free," commented Dr. Nash about the widespread beliefs about HAI. "What we must strive for is care that is harm free. Changing our mindset will go a long way toward restoring the faith of the public and improving the overall quality of medical care in the United States."

"I sincerely hope that this special supplement to the American Journal of Medical Quality will help us to obtain this worthy goal," Dr. Nash added. The supplement can be accessed by visiting The American Journal of Medical Quality website at http://ajmq.sagepub.com.


'"/>

Contact: Judy Erickson
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
20-Nov-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections
2. Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase
3. ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
4. Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
5. Infection detectives use disease fingerprints to track common infections in children
6. Editorial: Pay more attention to genital herpes infections in HIV-infected persons
7. Simple classification can help define and predict limb-threatening diabetic infections
8. Antibiotic ear drops favored over popular oral antibiotics for ear infections
9. Breastfeeding overcomes a genetic tendency toward ear infections, scientists discover
10. Rockhampton part of worldwide fight against respiratory infections
11. Inexpensive test detects H5N1 infections quickly and accurately

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve ... engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases ... an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active engagement ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, ... Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by ... be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a ... waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What ... is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States ... creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have ... thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease ... end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end ... mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the end ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of their ... HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using ... Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz Show ... Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked off ... The segment features ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: