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March 3, 2016

Rates of some hospital-acquired infections fall by 50%

Rates of some hospital-acquired infections fall by 50%


Rates of some hospital-acquired infections fall by 50%

The USA cut the rate of some health care-associated infections by 50% in recent years, but failed to make a dent in rates of other dangerous infections related to inpatient medical treatment. Americans developed 722,000 infections related to health care in 2011, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such infections wouldn't have developed if people hadn't gone to a hospital or nursing home. About 75,000 patients with these infections died.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/03/rates-some-hospital-acquired-infections-fall-50/81266110/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

 
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