Posts Tagged "hospital infections"

Hospital infection rates continue alarming rise

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Reports finds ‘very little progress’ eliminating common medical missteps   updated 2 hours, 20 minutes ago WASHINGTON – The nation’s hospitals are failing to protect patients from potentially fatal infections despite years of prevention campaigns, the government said Tuesday. The Health and Human Services department’s 2009 quality report to Congress found “very little progress” on eliminating hospital-acquired infections and called for “urgent attention” to address the shortcomings — first brought to light a decade ago. Of five major types of serious...

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