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."
Programs to prevent health care-associated infections have traditionally focused on infections tied to devices placed in
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. Some hospitals screen all ICU
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.
ATLANTA, April 19 (Reuters) - The United States is making progress in reducing the spread of infections to patients while
The report included 386 investigations of infectious outbreaks that were reported by 289 different hospitals around the U.S
The technology is beginning to be adopted in certain areas and hospitals around the country. In 2007, for example, the Pennsylvania