Infections resulting from medical treatment on the rise

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.

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Infections following surgery in DHB's are continuing to rise, however line infections have declined in the last year.

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Cost of claims for ‘injuries caused by medical treatment’ double in 5 years – infection rates growing concern

Cost of claims for ‘injuries caused by medical treatment’ double in 5 years – infection rates growing concern

Lurking Below: NIH Study Reveals Surprising New Source of Antibiotic Resistance That Will Interest Microbiologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists

Lurking Below: NIH Study Reveals Surprising New Source of Antibiotic Resistance That Will Interest Microbiologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists