CDC Winnable Battles report shows progress in reducing HAIs

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Winnable Battles final report showed progress in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAI was identified by CDC in 2010 as one of seven issues of high concern where known, effective strategies existed to help lessen the burden. The Winnable Battles final report indicated that the program metrics of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections, reducing healthcare-associated invasive MRSA, and reducing surgical site infections in hospitals were all on track to meet their 2015 targets. However, significant progress was not made in the goal of reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in hospitals by 30%. Read about CDC’s Winnable Battles.