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March 28, 2014

New Estimate: 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Get An Infection

About one in 25 hospital patients in the U.S. pick up an infection during their care, according to a new estimate from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such infections are preventable but still happen 721,800 times a year, affecting 648,000 patients, say CDC researchers reporting Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. About 11% of those patients die.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/26/hospital-patient-infection-cdc/6910153/

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