New 2020 targets released for HAI Action Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new targets for the national acute care hospital metrics for the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan). The targets use data from calendar year 2015 as a baseline — and they replace the previous targets that expired in December 2013. These target goals for reduction of health care-associated infections (HAIs) are ambitious but achievable. Read about the updated targets.