Hospital-Acquired Infections: States and Public Reporting
 

Tuesday, July 27 • NCSL 2010 Legislative Summit • Louisville, Kentucky

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) cause nearly 100,000 deaths and cost states billions of dollars each year. A growing number of states have passed laws requiring health care facilities to publicly report infections, and in 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) provided $50 million to support these efforts and prevention initiatives. This session discussed the latest trends in public reporting and progress in HAI prevention.

Moderator:
Nolan Langweil, Joint Fiscal Office, Vermont General Assembly

Speakers:
Elizabeth Skillen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [View PowerPoint presentation.]
Deborah Sward, NCSL [View PowerPoint presentation.]

 

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NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Forum for State Health Policy Leadership, Resources for the Future and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for sponsoring this special briefing.