February 21, 2010
News Release, Video
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone.
February 26, 2009
Some 5 percent of patients admitted to a U.S. hospital will contract an infection during their stay. Such infections cause a staggering 99,000 deaths per year, and a growing proportion no longer respond to a wide range of antibiotics.
January 30, 2013
RWJF grantee Extending the Cure is working to reduce drug-resistant infections by recognizing that antibiotics are a natural resource and developing new solutions.
August 29, 2012
New studies conclude that collaborations between hospital nurses and pharmacists can help avert medication errors, and link nurse 'burnout' to hospital-acquired infections.
March 26, 2012
New studies examine the recession's impact on nurses' commitment to their current jobs, project a large 2012 nursing shortage in Florida, and connect nursing certification programs to reduced levels of hospital-acquired infections.
March 21, 2012
Human Capital Blog
December 1, 2011
Program Results Report
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine applied a step-by-step approach used to dramatically reduce aviation fatalities to improve the use of two devices that account for a disproportionate share of medical errors in hospitals.
July 1, 2011
Researchers posit that if physicians know that influenza is prevalent in their community, they can refrain from prescribing antibiotics for patients who show flu-like symptoms and thereby reduce inappropriate prescribing.
September 1, 2010
As microorganisms resistant to available therapies continue to emerge, there is concern that the current supply of antibiotics is not sufficient to meet the growing demand.