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Infeccão Hospitalar mata mais nesse ano.

Mortalidade de Infeccão Hospitalar nos EUA segundo o diretor e fundador do RID ( Comittee to Reduce Infection Deaths). Inglês.

Provida Provendo Soluções Preservando Vidas. Eficiente Contra Bactérias, Vírus e Fungos. Prevenção deveria ser Obrigação!

Infeccão Hospitalar mata mais americanos nesse ano do que AIDS, cancer de pulmão e acidentes automobilísticos combinados.

Hospital infections kill more Americans each year than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined.

RID's Mission:

When I was Lt. Governor of New York State, I was horrified to hear about patients suffering from hospital infections. I heard from families struggling to understand how their loved one had been killed, instead of cured, by hospital care. That’s why I founded the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. RID is a non-profit organization dedicated to only one cause: saving lives

• RID’s 15 Steps empowers patients to reduce their risk of infection.

• RID delivers accurate research on infection prevention for physicians and hospital staff, bridging the gap between today’s knowledge and yesterday’s practices.

• RID holds forums, presents at major medical conferences and educates thousands of caregivers using the latest technologies.

• One of RID's lasting legacies will be in medical schools and nursing schools, helping to educate the next generation of caregivers on how to provide clean care and “do no harm.” RID's goal here is to make hygiene a central part of medicine again.

• RID works with lawmakers to require hospital infection reporting, so if you need to be hospitalized you can find out which hospitals in your state have the lowest infection rates. RID also bring pressure to bear on state and federal governments to reduce infections.


Recent Victories:

When RID began in 2004, hospital infection rates were kept secret and government agencies did far too little to address the problem. Since then, twenty-six states and The District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring hospitals to disclose their infection rates to the public.

Last year, Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly and disabled, announced that it will stop paying hospitals to treat several types of hospital infections that are preventable and therefore should “never” happen. Hospitals will be barred from billing patients for what Medicare doesn’t pay.

Hospital industry groups, such as the Greater New York Hospital Association in New York State, are making infection prevention a priority. Even the Joint Commission, which is responsible for accrediting most of the nation’s hospitals, recently announced that it will make hospital hygiene and infection prevention a focus of future inspections. These are major changes that will save lives.

Join me in the campaign to stop hospital infections. Together we can save lives!

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.

Chairman and Founder





RID is a not-for-profit educational campaign committed to correcting a deadly problem that kills more people each year in the U.S. than AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined.

Where does it kill? In our hospitals.  What is it? Hospital infection.

The death toll is staggering, at least 103,000 lives a year. So is the economic cost.  Hospital infections add over $30 billion a year to the nation’s health tab in added hospital costs alone.

These infections are almost all preventable.  An increasing number of hospitals in the U.S. are proving it, reducing some of the deadliest types of infections by 90%. We have the knowledge to prevent this problem. What has been lacking is the will.

That is why I founded the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths.  (RID): to motivate hospitals to make infection a top priority; to disseminate to hospitals the latest, most authoritative research on how to prevent infections; to make the compelling economic case that preventing infections not only saves lives but also makes hospitals more profitable; to ensure that no matter where you live, you can find out which hospitals in your area have the worst infection problems; and to inform patients about steps they can take to reduce risk of infection.

RID holds forums throughout the United States and in foreign countries for hospital administrators and caregivers.

RID educates the public through television, radio, publications, our website at www.hospitalinfection.org, and our Fifteen Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risk of Getting a Hospital Infection.

RID works with state lawmakers and policy makers to develop hospital infection reporting legislation, MRSA screening legislation, and address other public health issues related to infection prevention.

RID lends its expertise to medical schools and nursing schools to educate their students about how bacteria spread from patient to patient and what caregivers can do to protect their own patients.  This may be RID’s most lasting legacy, ensuring that future generations of caregivers know how to “do no harm.”


Matéria retirada do site: www.hospitalinfection.org



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