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  • Why Not The Best? Comparative Reports on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

    Users of 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.