- Drug-Resistant Staph Germ's Toll Is Higher Than Thought Source: Washington Post (Wednesday October 17, 2007)
MRSA is killing more people in the United States each year than the AIDS virus.
- Getting The Bugs Out Source: Washington Post (Tuesday September 25, 2007)
VA and MD hospitals vary on applying practices used to prevent surgical infections.
- Drug-resistant staph on the rise Source: Spokesman-Review (Sunday July 22, 2007)
MRSA infections have increased exponentially in the past decade.
- Hospital infections reporting bill close to becoming law Source: Seattle Times (Thursday April 12, 2007)
Washington Senate passes hospital infection reporting bill unanimously.
- Editorial: Hospital safety: More sunshine Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer (Thursday April 12, 2007)
Washington legislators are within reach of setting up a farsighted program to encourage control of hospital infections.
- US Hospital Errors Continue to Rise Source: Washington Post (Monday April 2, 2007)
HealthGrades shows rise in post-operative sepsis
- Washington state bill aims to cut hospital infection rates Source: KOMO-TV (Thursday March 15, 2007)
Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill to require all medical care facilities to report their infection rates.
- U.S. Drug Safety Laws Must Be Tougher, Families Say Source: Bloomberg.com (Thursday March 8, 2007)
More than a dozen families organize in Washington to lobby Congress today and tomorrow for tougher U.S. drug safety laws.
- Bid to cut hospital infections gains traction in legislature Source: Seattle Times (Sunday March 4, 2007)
A bill requiring public reporting of hospital infections is expected to pass the Washington House soon.
- Studies: Hospitals could do more to avoid infections Source: Washington Post (Tuesday November 21, 2006)
Hospital infections arise mainly from poor hygiene in hospital procedures, not from how sick patients were when they were admitted.