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Consumers Union Documents

  • State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws

    Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.


News Articles

  • Dispute with top surgeon throws UA’s prestigous transplant programs into turmoil
    Source: Arizona Daily Star (Sunday January 19, 2014)

    Dispute with top surgeon exposes allegations of “serious problems with transplant record-keeping” at a Arizona hospital.

  • Ouch! Hospital to review woman’s $83,046 scorpion sting bill
    Source: USA Today (Thursday September 6, 2012)

    $39,652 per dose for two shots of scorpion anti-venom! There is a cure but can you afford it?

  • Solutions to hospital infections are sought
    Source: Arizona Daily Star (Tuesday October 19, 2010)

    AZ state committee doesn’t think you should see AZ hospital infection rates because you won’t understand it.

  • Hospitals back transparency on hospital-tied infections
    Source: The Arizona Republic (Tuesday May 25, 2010)

    The AZ hospital association responds to The Republic report.

  • Republic finds thousands of cases of illnesses over 2 years; data is not publicly disclosed
    Source: Arizona Republic (Sunday May 9, 2010)

    27 states have laws requiring public reporting of hospital infections. A committee recently recommended that Arizona not require this disclosure.

  • Arizona hospital infection risk revealed
    Source: Arizona Republic (Thursday May 6, 2010)

    An Arizona Republic analysis of hospital discharge data revealed thousands of cases of infection over the past two years. While 27 other states have passed laws requiring public reporting of infection rates, Arizona is not one of them.

  • Simulation center to test new nurses
    Source: Arizona Republic (Monday August 3, 2009)

    It’s part of a nationwide trend spawned by a patient-safety movement after studies a decade ago found that errors in hospitals account for an estimated 40,000 to 90,000 deaths per year.