May 20, 2015
Hospital Infection Control in the Era of Superbug Outbreaks
Long before superbug outbreaks tied to a specialized medical scope sickened and killed patients across the country, infection control has been a major priority for hospitals. But the need to curb infections has become even more pressing now that the shift from a fee-for-service model to value-based payments has led the federal government to increasingly tie reimbursements to patient outcomes. An industry trend toward transparency also has made it easier for the public to see the danger of a hospital stay.