TITLE

Infection liability grows, cases harder to defend

PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Jan2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the growing liability of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in the U.S. According to Russell Nassof, national practice leader of TRC Cos. Inc. in Phoenix, there is a need for more cooperation between the legal community, the risk managers, and personnel involved in infection prevention. Nassof says that there has been an increase in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
48343881

 

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