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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.
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On January 13, 2011 posted:
My mother died in surgery due to a medical “error” commited by her surgeon. He did not take responsibility and the medical profession excused away his gross error. This occurred in 1996 and at the time, there was no way to research the record of a physician prior to consenting to his/her care.