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Why Not The Best? Comparative Reports on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Users of WhyNotTheBest.org can now search for and compare data for nearly 1,000 hospitals on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)—one of the most lethal hospital-acquired complications. The data show wide variation in CLABSI incidence, in spite of strong evidence on how to prevent them. The updated data is made possible through a partnership among The Commonwealth Fund, The Leapfrog Group, and Consumers Union.
MRSA Trends in Illinois Hospitals: 2002-2007
In 2002, there were 6,841 cases of MRSA diagnosed by Illinois hospitals. This number has increased steadily each year, with 11,372 cases diagnosed in 2007, a 66.2 percent increase in total cases over the six-year period.
User Submitted Links (8)
On April 2, 2009 cjsmay posted:
Illinois is a very backward state filled with politicos who are more worried about filling their pockets than about the people who are suffering from their neglect.I do not know if it is ignorance or greed,but we got it all.Insurance companies have not payed a claimin full in Ill. for fifteen years that I know of.These politicos can partuy and raise taxes but do something for the people.Don’t hold your breath.
On April 2, 2009 Ann F. Krisher posted:
In 2004 I had surgery, and my doctor released me as soon as he could. His statement to me was,you don’t want to stay in the hospital any longer than necessary, or you could end up really sick. I’m glad I took his advice.
On September 10, 2009 chris posted:
its about time more oversight to say the least in regards to the whole hospital stay.. Where was the safety.
On January 21, 2010 Edward Williams posted:
There is little surprise that our state is lacking in supporting this type of law. There is no money to be MADE by the people who we reelect ever 2 or 4 years to represent us!
On January 24, 2010 [email protected] posted:
We all need to pay attention. We can help by insisting on facts and information. Please pay attention..
On April 15, 2010 MIKE MODDE posted:
SO SIMPLE,NO COST, WHY NOT?
On April 16, 2010 PC_Bob posted:
The solution to politicians who do not listen to us is to simply vote for someone else! The sooner the better, too!
On April 16, 2010 Allen Kelson posted:
Why doesn’t Consumers Union maintain an on-line list of hospitals’ “safety records” when it comes to infection infestation and control?