Healthcare associated infections and diabetes complications dropping

In recent Commonwealth Fund blog post, David Blumenthal noted that a recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention report showed healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) decreasing at the nation's hospitals, with central line associated bloodstream infections dropping 44% from 2008-2012 and some surgical site infections dropping as much as 20%. 

In a separate post, Blumenthal noted that in a separate CDC report published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that between 1990 and 2010 complication rates among US diabetic patients fell sharply.