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A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, although patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. The report, which provides recommended steps for hospital CEOs, medical personnel and patients, also found that a 30 percent reduction in use of the antibiotics that most often cause deadly diarrheal infections with Clostridium difficile can reduce these infections by more than 25 percent in hospitals.
One in five US health facilities doesn't put hand sanitizer everywhere needed to prevent infections, study from WHO and Columbia Nursing finds
Approximately one in five U.S. health facilities doesn't make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at every point of care, missing a critical opportunity to prevent health care-associated infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The study, which examined compliance with WHO hand hygiene guidelines in the U.S., also found that only about half of the hospitals, ambulatory care, and long-term care facilities had set aside funds in their budgets for hand hygiene training.