Thursday, October 26, 2006
It is now safer to stay out of US hospitals than to go into them for healthcare. This is a crisis that has been building for years. It seems everyone knows someone who has been infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. I certainly do. Yet, US hospitals seem to be ignoring the issue publicly. Unfortunately, that won't make it go away, and as more bacteria become drug-resistant, the problem is going to get worse. Where is PR in sensitizing the public and health care community to this problem?