The VA Health System Leads the Pack in Reducing Nosocomial Infections!

An article from The New York Times this past week highlighted the remarkable reduction in hospital acquired MRSA infections between 2007-2012. According to the CDC, acute care VA hospitals outperformed non-VA hospitals in this key measure of quality care. This impressive feat is attributed to the VA’s implementation of the “MRSA” bundle which is a 4 step process that includes aggressive surveillance of patients with MRSA and compliance with handwashing. This bundle is now being expanded to other multi-drug resistant organisms. Special thanks to Dr. Cuttrell for referring to this article! Check out the article below:

For V.A. Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory