Tag Archives: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs)

Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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The NHS Outcomes Framework 2015/16 (Department of Health)

Summary The updated Department of Health NHS outcomes framework specifies outcomes and the corresponding indicators to be used for holding NHS England to account regarding improvements in health outcomes. Full Text Link Reference NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016. London: … Continue reading

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NICE Quality Standard QS61: Infection Prevention and Control (NICE)

Summary Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published the quality standard “Infection prevention and control (QS61)”, which covers the prevention and control of infection in people receiving healthcare, whether in primary, community or secondary care … Continue reading

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Growing Concern Over New Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Infections: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (BBC News)

Summary There is rising concern about the drug-resistant superbug called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), which is reported to have caused sixteen deaths in Manchester during the past four years. KPC causes urinary tract infections and pneumonia in patients with suppressed … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s First Annual Report: Volume 2 (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Volume Two of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s first annual epidemiology and surveillance report offers a comprehensive overview of the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. Volume One appeared late last year. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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