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Infection Prevention

Little Progress in fight against health care-associated infections, says AHRQ

Most health care-associated infections continue to increase, according to the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For example, the rate of postoperative sepsis increased by 8 percent. Read the press release at http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2010/qrdr09pr.htm.

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