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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.Source: The Commonwealth Fund (July 2010)

  • State Tackles Winnable Battle with Innovative Acute and Long-Term Care Partnership

    Vermont is taking on an exciting new project to prove that preventing healthcare-associated infections is a “winnable battle.”Source: CDC Safe Healthcare (December 15, 2010)

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  • On January 13, 2011 Sam Conant posted:

    My son was involved in a motorcycle/car accident in July, 2009, requiring repairitive abdominal surgery. His bowel was knicked and subsequently infected requiring a 2nd and 3rd surgery. To my knowledge, the Fletcher Allen Medical Center medicated him with a powerful, uncommon anti-biotic, but has never acknowledged their surgical error.

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