May 7, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Antibiotic use in nursing facilities halved after a 2-hours course.

Approx. 50% of all antibiotic use in the elderly population is prescribed due to urinary tract infections, thereby significantly increasing the risk of multi-resistant bacteria development. Thus, it is crucial to reduce the number of infections in the first place.
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March 17, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Incentives or transparency – what will decrease hospital acquired infections the most?


When the Affordable Care Act came into effect in 2010, it introduced the Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Program, which consists of three main categories—the Hospital Readmission Reduction ProgramHospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program—to evaluate hospitals and incentivize them to provide more affordable, more efficient, and safer patient care.

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March 12, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Tying employee bonuses to infection reduction – will it work?

a medical consultant with two nurses walk along a hospital corridor

Most of us want to get out of a hospital as soon as we have been admitted and we can all agree that the biggest reason is the risk of catching something worse than what put us in the hospital in the first place. According to the WHO, every 10th person admitted to the hospital will acquire an infection after they have been admitted to the hospital.

So our fear is not uncounted for.

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