March 18, 2015
Clostridium difficile Infections Are More Common In States With Fewer Hospitals Per Person
According to a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the number of bacterial infections across the country decreased between 2011 and 2013, thanks to hospitals’ efforts to control C. diff and other bacteria. California, Maryland, Rhode Island and Nevada are the only states where the infection rate was higher than the national average. These four states have some of the lowest ratios of hospitals to people, which means they are putting more people into fewer hospitals.