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The growing incidence of acute and chronic wounds has placed a great burden of care on home health agencies. Today, more than a third of home health patients require treatment for wounds, which can consume up to 50 percent of a nurse’s visit.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are now the most frequently reported health care–associated infection (HAI) in the United States. In Australia, infection of the surgical site occurs in approximately 3% of surgical procedures.
Most health IT leaders think medication management initiatives have improved patient safety, but there are still significant issues to overcome.
The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen urged federal health officials to stop a nationwide sepsis study in an Aug.