Officials: More Work Needed on Hospital Infection Reports
State officials say several issues need to be addressed regarding new data on hospital-acquired infections to make the information more beneficial for consumers. Kevin Reilly -- chief deputy director for policy and programs at the California Department of Public Health -- said that uniform reporting standards are necessary and that staffing issues resulted in inconsistent reporting from hospitals. The state will require hospitals to report to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network.
- "First State Report on Hospital Infections Disappoints" (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 12/31/10).
- "Hospital Infections Study a First, but Unreliable" (Mohajer, AP/San Jose Mercury News, 12/30/10).