HHS sets new targets to eliminate healthcare associated infections

The Department of Health and Human Services announced new targets for the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination. The action plan addresses eight measures, including reducing facility onset C.diff. and MRSA infections. The goal is to reduce these measures by 30% and 50%, respectively, by 2020.

Click here to see the three phases that are outlined and address acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and long-term care facilities.