News @ a glance
- Bugged by bugs. // Healthcare Purchasing News;May2010, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p4
The author discusses the nature of the business of health care and the costs of healthcare-acquired infections, which increased U.S. medical costs by 8.1 billion dollars in 2006, according to research. The author suggests the healthcare industry is distracted by such issues as healthcare reform...
- changing the cost-quality equation. Jacobson, Catherine // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct2009, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p26
The article focuses on the impact of nosocomial infections in the health care industry. It mentions that hospital-acquired infections can be prevented with the practice of proper handwashing techniques. There was a significant reduction of nosocomial cases in the Michigan Keystone ICU Project...
- MOVING ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN. // Materials Management in Health Care;Jun2006, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p5
The article offers news briefs about the health care industry in the U.S. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has joined with HealtheCareers Network to create a customized job posting and application service accessible through the web site of ANA. The Michigan Health & Hospital Association...
- INFECTION WATCH. // Trustee;Jun2004, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p5
Stresses the significance of the involvement of health care executives in infection control programs to the revised standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in the U.S. Purpose of the revised standards issued by the JCAHO in November 2003; Mandate...
- Relationship between hospital ward design and healthcare-associated infection rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Stiller, Andrea; Salm, Florian; Bischoff, Peter; Gastmeier, Petra // Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control;11/29/2016, Vol. 5, p1
Background: The influence of the hospital's infrastructure on healthcare-associated colonization and infection rates has thus far infrequently been examined. In this review we examine whether healthcare facility design is a contributing factor to multifaceted infection control strategies....
- Quality measures standardized. DerGurahian, Jean // Modern Healthcare;10/13/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 41, p12
The article reports on the pressure facing U.S. health care providers to implement best infection-control practices as several quality and professional organizations offer support to the uniform implementation of standardized processes. Strategies outlined in a new compendium of measures to...
- SECOND OPINION. Inlander, Charles B. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Feb2003, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p8
Comments on a report that recommends priority areas for health care quality improvement. Suggestion for committee members that researched the subject; Information on nosocomial infections.
- SSIs, VAP constitute bulk of annual HAI costs. // Infectious Disease News;Oct2013, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p32
The article discusses a study published in the periodical "JAMA Internal Medicine" which found that the annual cost for major health care-associated infections (HAIs) was almost 10 billion dollars for an estimated 440,000 infections.
- News update. // Materials Management in Health Care;Apr97, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p10
Reports that hospital-acquired, antibiotic-resistant infections can lead to additional costs of $40,000 and a 24-day stay in intensive care for the average patient who contracts a bloodstream infection.