hospital infections

Suppose two jumbo jets crashed every day, killing a total of about 365,000 people in a year. Remarkably enough that's about the level of carnage caused every year in our country by avoidable medical mistakes.
"Patients should be able to trust that the devices they need for treatment are safe and effective."
Between 2008 and 2012, there was a 44 percent decrease in bloodstream infections related to catheters placed into patient's
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally put a hard number on the number of persons who die each year as a result of infection from bacteria resistant to antibiotics: 23,000. The hospital setting is where most of these superbugs are born, raised and transmitted.
It's just another way CDC is working 24/7 to find ways to protect you and your loved ones. In our study in the May 29, 2013
Let us strongly urge our doctors, the administrators of the larger practices many of them are rapidly joining, and their affiliated hospitals to attract us as patients and as referrers for our loved ones and friends.
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.
Twenty-one states reported reductions in so-called "central line" bloodstream infections from 2009-2010, according to the
A 2010 study also in the American Journal of Infection Control showed that "improved cleaning/disinfection of environmental
So, while not a particularly popular topic, it is important to realize that addressing the spread and infection rate of HAIs
The spread of infections in hospitals has reached epidemic proportions. In this followup, I want to share some of the resources that were shared with me in emails from readers.