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Consumer Reports Expands Ratings of Hospitals to Include Deadly Infections

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Consumer Reports’ has expanded its ratings of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals to show which hospitals do a good job of avoiding MRSA, C.Diff and other deadly infections, and which do not. The numbers are staggering: every year in the U.S., 648,000 people develop infections during a hospital stay, and 75,000 people die as a result. Many of these illnesses and deaths can be traced back to the use of antibiotics, the very drugs that are supposed to fight the infections. While some hospitals are taking steps to reduce infections and inappropriate antibiotic use, others appear to be making little effort.

Read more: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/07/how-your-hospital-can-make-you-sick/index.htm

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