A report by the CDC released this week shows a decrease in infections that patients got while in the hospital, otherwise known as HAI's.
As a whole, according to the report, nationwide numbers show:
- One in 25 patients gets an infection during their stay.
- More than 720,000 infections were recorded.
- That's down from 1.7 million the year before.
The CDC shows that Texas hospitals have performed even better than the national average, with a 44% lower rate for central line associated blood stream infection.
All of the statistics came from a study done by the CDC back in 2012, comparing the number of HAI's reported in 2011.
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