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CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...
Hospital infection deaths caused by ignorance and neglect, survey finds
Deadly yet easily preventable bloodstream infections continue to plague American hospitals because facility...
Hennepin County (MN) Medical Center tells 2,600 patients device was not properly disinfected
About 2,600 patients at Hennepin County MN) Medical Center are being notified that they were treated with a medical...
Eleventh VRSA Case in U.S. Diagnosed; CDC Urges Diligence
Healthcare providers are being advised to increase vigilance for cases of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
474 infected in Massachusetts hospitals in year, state says
State public health officials disclosed that at least 474 patients contracted serious infections in Massachusetts...
Doctor's stethoscope cover aimed at hospital infections
Like many of his peers, Lowell, MA, physician Richard Ma has repeatedly plunked the listening end of his stethoscope...
More Children Hospitalized With Severe Clostridium Difficile, Says Study
The strain of clostridium difficile causing severe disease in children has been increasing from 7.24 per 10,000...
One hospital's simple measure to defeat infections
About two years ago, Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital dispatched "spies" to observe and report how often...
Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals
With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools...
Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
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