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The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Preventing the Preventable Healthcare-Associated Infections

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Filmed Lectures
Date
2017-10-11
Duration
1:01:24
Summary
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought transformational changes to the healthcare system, including, in some ACA programs, movement away from a pay-for-volume system to pay-for-performance or outcome. Three programs exemplify this approach: readmission penalties, no payment for selected hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), and value-based purchasing. To date, the HAC nonpayment program has targeted prevention of central-line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, selected surgical site infections, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Clostridium difficile infections. With better understanding, improved procedural practices, and closer monitoring, more of these infections are proving preventable; infection rates, including for MRSA, have dramatically decreased. In this Medical Center Hour, distinguished medical epidemiologist Dr. William Jarvis discusses these successes, including their financial implications, and how further collaboration between clinicians and infection control programs can prevent even more hospital-acquired conditions. The Hayden-Farr Lecture in Epidemiology and Virology/Medical Grand Rounds Co-presented with the Department of Medicine, UVA
Creator
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Moderator
Muto, Carlene A.
Childress, Marcia Day
Speaker
Jarvis, William R. (William Robert), 1948-
Publisher
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Language
English
Collection
Medical Center Hour
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