As if going to the hospital weren't bad enough.
If you're admitted to a hospital, the last thing you should need to worry about is developing an infection linked to your care. Sadly, it occurs too often.
Rates tend to be higher in surgical intensive-care units, where critically ill trauma patients have to be treated quickly
A new policy announced in Washington D.C. on October 8 was billed as a huge step forward in patient safety. The truth is that it will do almost nothing to prevent infections that kill more than 100,000 patients a year.