• Canada sees 30% decline in hospital infections

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The prevalence of health care-associated infections in Canadian hospitals declined 30% between 2009 and 2017, falling to 7.9%, researchers reported.
    Last year, Shelley S. Magill, MD, PhD, a medical officer in the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, and colleagues reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that the prevalence of health care-associated infections in 2015 fell to 3.2% in the United States.
    “Hospital infection prevalence surveys are specific to the population studied, so direct comparisons are difficult,” Geoffrey Taylor, MD, professor of
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