Hospital Sterility: Cause for Concern

Hospital’s aseptic practices don’t even cover the basics

Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show a significant increase in nosocomial infections, which are infections acquired during a hospitalization. (1) William Jarvis, M.D., acting director of the Center For Disease Control hospital infections program, reported that hospital- acquired infections cost 90,000 lives and $4.5 billion a year. Why does this happen in the United States, which has a hospital system armed with advanced technology and wonder drugs for fighting infections?

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