March 19, 2018
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
Available on the Quality Reporting Center are the fourth quarter 2017 submission checklists for the Inpatient Quality Reporting and Outpatient Quality Reporting programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also posted the healthcare-associated infection reporting checklist for fourth quarter 2017.
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U.S. adults consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, or about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker. One in six, or 37 million, adults binge drink about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge. More than half of the binge drinks consumed each year were by adults ages 35 years and older.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention