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Hospital-related illness reports go online

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Hospital-related illness reports go online: In Ontario, Canada by the end of September consumers will be able to go online and see how many patients are sick with infections and bacteria contracted from the hospital.

On September 30th every hospital in Ontario will have to report the number of patients sick from C. difficile. C. difficile is bacteria of the human intestine, which occurs mostly with patients who have been staying long-term in a hospital or nursing home.

Within the next two years, Ontario’s government will regularly report on other hospital infection rates, including those of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, ventilator-associated pneumonia and surgical site infections.

SOURCE: Canada’s Daily Press

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