New targets for HAI Action Plan

In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new targets for the national acute care hospital metrics for the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan). These target goals for reduction of health care-associated infections (HAIs) are ambitious but achievable.

The new targets start from a new baseline — and, in some cases, are more aggressive than the previous targets.