Collaboration between Pathologists, Medical Laboratories, and Hospital Staff Substantially Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infections, AHRQ Reports

Decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) overall since 2010 attributed to increased attention to safety protocols and practices by hospital staff in cooperation with clinical laboratory services It’s now been almost nine years since the Medicare Program stopped paying hospitals and other providers for certain hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Included in this list are hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). […]
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Source: Journal of Endodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Endodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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