HHS Expands Anti-Infection Fight To Nursing Homes

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expanding to nursing homes an initiative to curb potentially lethal infections and wants feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on how best to address a crisis that costs billions of dollars annually, the agency said Monday.

The foray into long-term care facilities represents the third phase of the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, which debuted in 2009 in acute-care hospitals and was later enlarged to include outpatient care centers, end-stage renal disease centers and...
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