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Hospital infections cost U.S. $10 billion a year

By Anne Harding | Reuters – Thu, Sep 12, 2013  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Infections acquired in the hospital cost the U.S. health care system $10 billion a year, new findings show.  Past studies have pegged the annual cost of treating … Continue reading

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Drug-Resistant Germ In Rhode Island Hospital Raises Worries

A highly resistant form of a common bacterium recently popped up in two Rhode Island patients, only the 12th and 13th times it has been spotted in this country. And while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites Rhode … Continue reading

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TODAY Investigates: Dirty surgical instruments a problem in the OR

By Stacey Naggiar and Kerri Zimmer  NBC News    A new report suggests doctors across the country are using surgical tools contaminated with blood and other debris and because the FDA doesn’t require hospitals to report it, many incidents are unknown. NBC’s … Continue reading

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