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Updated on March 17, 2017

CBIG MD Exists To Keep Patients and Healthcare Workers Safe

According to the CDC, 1 out of every 25 patients in the US will have some kind of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) event daily. In fact close to 2 million patients are expected to fall victim to infections from superbugs or antibiotic resistant bacteria. The CDC further predicts the chance of an HAI will be caused by one of these superbugs at 1 in 4 in long-term acute hospitals and 1 in 7 in short-term acute care hospitals.

The 6 greatest antibiotic resistant bacteria that are the greatest risk to hospitals according to the CDC, are the following:

  • Carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamaseproducing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Vancomycinresistant Enterococcus (VRE)
  • Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter

Beginning in fiscal year 2015, the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HAC) requires the Secretary of HHS to adjust payments to hospitals that rank in the worst-performing quartile of all hospitals with respect to risk-adjusted HAC quality measures. These hospitals have their payments reduced by 1% to 99% of what would otherwise have been paid. In the FY 2017, hospitals with a Total HAC Score greater than 6.5700 are subject to a payment reduction.

CBIG MD, http://cbigmd.com, exists to help our customers protect their workers and patients. Today we offer over 300 products geared toward preventing and treating HAIs. Our products are all manufactured and made in the USA and are currently being used worldwide. CBIG MD is a minority and woman owned business. Please call us at 216.714.2244 or email us at info@cbigmd.com

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