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.

Nolan Langweil, Joint Fiscal Office, Vermont General Assembly

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.