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Consumers Union Documents

  • Health and Human Services Grants for hospital infection prevention at surgical centers (August 5, 2009)


  • Recovery Act to fund 12 state efforts to improve care in ambulatory surgical centers

    Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will pay $1 million for infection control in ambulatory surgical centers in Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas.

    Source: CMS Office of Public Affairs (July 30, 2009)

  • Nearly 90 major medical mistakes logged at Utah hospitals in 2008

    There were at least 89 serious medical errors last year in Utah hospitals and surgical centers, up 56 percent from the 57 logged in 2007, according to a Utah Department of Health report requested by The Salt Lake Tribune. These errors may include surgery on the wrong body part or leaving foreign objects like sponges in the body.

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  • On March 17, 2009 Lady from Utah posted:

    In just the past month alone, infections from Respiratory Syncicial Virus have more than tripled. This was supposed to be a lighter-than-normal year Utah’s children, but RSV is proving again just how fickle and unpredictable it really is.

  • On April 3, 2009 Rivka Levy posted:

    My elderly husband’s hospitalization produced inaccurately prescribed medications, too many of them, and he left a zombie – with an incorrect diagnosis.