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Hospitals fall short on infection goals
Modern Healthcare

U.S. hospitals made significant strides in the past several years in reducing the number of infections acquired within their facilities but fell short of the Obama administration’s targets, according to a new federal report.The number of central-line bloodstream infections in hospitals dropped by 46% between 2008 and 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report released Wednesday.