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Hospital Quality and Safety

Pneumonia and sepsis caused by hospital-acquired infections killed 48,000 people and increased U.S. healthcare costs by $8.1 billion in 2006, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Read more at modernhealthcare.com

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February 22, 2010 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals, quality | , , , ,

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  1. My neighbor is an infectious control nurse and she goes crazy over stuff like this. She is so adamant about what needs to be done and how to prevent infections, etc. I’ll have to forward this on to her. I know this happened in the UK, but Hip Replacement in Kettering General tells a horrific tale of what can happen, yes, in a hospital. The author (an elderly man) suffered a MRSA infection, post- op hip dislocations, overlooked X-rays and an unqualified trainee doing the operation. Yikes! The author (David Sharman) hopes that his story might provide useful information to prevent mistakes in the future.

    Comment by Liz | February 23, 2010 | Reply


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