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February 2012
Patient Care and Science
Medicare Website Reports Hospital CLABSI Rates

Medicare’s “Hospital Compare” consumer website now includes data on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates reported from hospital ICUs to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Healthcare Safety Network. See CDC’s “Safe Healthcare” blog and Medicare’s press release for more on the addition of the data to the website, announced earlier this month.
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