Health Affairs Forefront article urges policy makers to confront hospital-acquired pneumonia

Patient in hospital bed

In an article published last month in Health Affairs Forefront, authors Dian Baker, Karen Giuliano, Chantal Worzala, Annie Cloke, and Lu Zawistowich assert that hospital-acquired pneumonia is a threat to patient safety – and that policymakers must act to confront it.

The authors state that as policymakers and other stakeholders work to strengthen the health system for the future, reprioritizing patient safety and infection control will be imperative. They recommend that efforts should include a focus on hospital-acquired pneumonia, a significant patient safety issue that must be addressed through federal policy, including Medicare.1

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