CHS http://wfae.org en North Carolina Publishes Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates For First Time http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-publishes-hospital-acquired-infection-rates-first-time <p></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control estimates one out of every twenty patients winds up with an infection when they get treated in a hospital.&nbsp; Those infections can be serious and even fatal.&nbsp; For the first time, North Carolina has published hospital-acquired infection rates for most of the acute-care hospitals in the state.</p><p></p><p>The idea behind publishing these rates is that infections are preventable.&nbsp; A patient shouldn’t get an infection from undergoing surgery or having an IV treatment, if the proper precautions are taken.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:49:51 +0000 Lisa Miller 20177 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Publishes Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates For First Time