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2009-04-27 08:00:00

More Hospitals Following Surgical Infection Prevention Measures, But too Many Patients Remain at Risk AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Consumers Union found that hospitals have made progress following certain surgical infection prevention practices, but that too many patients aren't getting the right care needed to keep them safe. At a minimum, almost 100,000 patients were left vulnerable to developing surgical infections during the year...

2008-10-14 12:00:32

Surgical site infections (SSIs) continue to be a serious complication of surgery. Throw in the growing threat of MRSA and other drug-resistant bacteria and surgical infections are the culprits for longer hospital stays (which in turn lead to a greater threat of hospital based infections), rising demands for patient care, and skyrocketing health-care costs. Surgeons and their staff are evermore faced with these challenges. They need to consider implications of not just antibiotic usage,...

2008-10-02 12:06:58

Ten Georgia hospitals are working to improve clinical quality by preventing and reducing surgical infections. The timing of this is important because Medicare and many private insurers have said they will no longer reimburse hospitals for the additional cost of care to treat preventable surgical infections. The hospitals have joined a Rapid Adoption Network (RAN), a virtual network that will allow them to share information about their clinical practices for the purpose of accelerating the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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