Your question: Why is the government interested in reducing nosocomial pneumonia and VAP?
My answer: While the powers that be will tell you that the main emphasis of efforts to reduce nosocomial infections such as ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) are to improve patient outcomes, this is not the complete truth. Any time you have insurance companies and the government involved in the creation of guidelines to improve outcomes, the ultimate goal, or the bottom line, is saving money.
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