Massachusetts to launch crackdown on hospital infection rates
Boston Globe, February 14, 2008
Massachusetts health regulators have approved a sweeping crackdown designed to stem the spread of infections inside hospitals. The Public Health Council will dispatch state inspectors regularly to hospitals to make sure they are following rules on preventing infections and reporting them promptly when they occur. The panel also approved a plan to issue report cards on infection rates for each hospital and will post that information on a state government website.