Infections resulting from medical treatment on the rise
The latest ‘treatment injury’ data released by ACC shows the most common type of injury as a result of receiving treatment in public and private hospitals are infections. In the 2016/17 financial year ACC accepted 1,875 infection-related claims, costing the nation $16,859,463.
Infections following surgery in DHB's are continuing to rise, however line infections have declined in the last year.
For the detailed report visit: https://www.acc.co.nz/assets/provider/supporting-patient-safety-report-2018.pdf