Public reporting of HAIs in Illinois

This morning's Chicago Tribune has an article on public reporting of healthcare associated infections. There's really nothing new that comes to light in the article. A second piece in the paper focuses on hospitals with high infection rates and hospitals elaborate on specific reasons for their performance, including poor data collection and surveillance methods. This newspaper has had a long-term interest in HAIs and was one of the first media outlets to investigate the issue, publishing an expose in 2002. Here's the link to the Illinois hospital report card that shows central line associated bloodstream infection data by hospital.


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