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Record fall in HAIs

18th July 2008

Health Protection Agency statistics have revealed that MRSA infections in hospitals in England have dropped by 11%.

The number of cases dropped from January to March to 966. Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: "We are tackling infections on every front with a relentless focus on cleanliness, best practice guidance on antibiotic prescribing, isolating patients and more infection control staff with more powers to help drive down infection rates".

 

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Article Information

Title: Record fall in HAIs
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7564
Date Added: 18th Jul 2008

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