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Hospitals Put Squeeze on Infection-Prevention

Posted By Susan Doherty, Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013
An interesting article from the WSJ Health Blog posted by Laura Landro. Have you seen a decline in resources for infection prevention?

From the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog, by Laura Landro
Deadly hospital infections cause almost 100,000 deaths a year and add more than $20 billion to the nation’s health-care tab. That seems like a good reason for hospitals to beef up infection-control departments and invest in technology to detect and prevent infections.

But infection-control professionals say their ranks are being thinned and they are losing the resources they need to fight infections as part of cutbacks linked to the economic downturn.

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