Surviving Healthcare Today
Surviving Healthcare Today

Surviving Healthcare Today: Healthcare-Acquired Infections

December 14, 201650 min
Guest: Joni Aldrich, author, speaker, and radio host. Patients can get healthcare-associated infections (such as C. difficile and MRSA) during medical treatment. They are a serious threat to patient safety. “Every year an estimated 648,000 people in the U.S. develop infections during a hospital stay, and about 75,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s more than twice the number of people who die each year in car crashes. And many of those illnesses and deaths can be traced back to the use of antibiotics, the very drugs that are supposed to fight the infections.”~Consumer Reports, How Your Hospital Can Make You Sick. That's just the ones in the hospital. Host: Chris Jerry, (www.emilyjerryfoundation.org)

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