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Catheter-related infections still vex many hospitals, APIC survey finds
Modern Healthcare

The task of preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections is still proving difficult for many hospitals, despite proven best practices and increased awareness, according to results of a survey released at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, in New Orleans. Of the estimated 80,000 patients who develop these types of infections each year, about 30,000 die as a result, APIC said in a release.