Connecticut Hospital Negligence: Over Half of Hospital Infections Could Be Prevented

Monday, February 11th, 2019 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence

If you or a loved one anticipate a stay at a hospital, you may want to read this. A new study by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America found that 55% of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) could be prevented by the hospital implementing proven prevention strategies.

Researchers looked at 144 cases from around the world between 2005 and 2016, with 56 cases from the United States. By using two or more intervention protocols, 35-55% of infections were found to have been able to be prevented.

The biggest sources of hospital acquired infections were found to be bloodstream infections from a central line, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infections, and healthcare-associated pneumonia.

Hospital acquired infections are a serious issue and often times are preventable when your healthcare provider follows the appropriate procedures. Protect your long term interests if you’ve experienced one of these infections by speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan.


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