Infections are a serious concern in hospitals. Nationwide, 2.5 million patients develop healthcare-associated infections annually. Not only do infections cause additional medical problems for patients, but they can increase the time a patient spends in the hospital, and sometime, can result in serious illness. The risk of healthcare-associated infections can be reduced by following best practices for infection control. Learn more about what BIDMC is doing to address this problem in several important areas.
Other useful hospital-wide measures:
Last Updated: April 9, 2013