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Providers make modest gains in fight against hospital infections
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers across the country continue to make modest improvements in reducing the rate of infections acquired within their facilities, according to health officials. But more needs to be done to effectively combat drug-resistant “superbugs.”Acute-care hospitals saw a 50% drop in the number of central-line bloodstream infections between 2008 and 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report (PDF), released Thursday.The number of surgical-site infections declined 17% during the same period.