Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Here is a PR black eye for hospitals. Half of infection deaths are traced to hospitals. Part of that comes from the new strains of bacteria that are antibiotic resistant. Part comes from the soup of infectious diseases that concentrate in hospitals. That isn't much of a defense for hospitals, however. One goes to a hospital to get well, not to die from another affliction. The only proper response for hospitals is to put in the equipment and procedures to cut down on infections, as expensive as the new technologies and policies may be.