$10 Million In CDC Grants Awarded To Combat Hospital-Acquired InfectionsThe Hill: CDC Awards $10 Million In Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday awarded $10 million to five medical centers to develop and test new approaches to combating infections acquired in hospitals and other care settings. An estimated one out of 20 hospital patients contracts some kind of infection during medical care. While the Democrats' health care reform law penalizes hospitals that fail to make progress on the issue, the CDC program dates much further back (Pecquet, 3/14). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.