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CDC Director: Hospital infections down but still deadly, dangerous

America’s hospitals are doing a better job of keeping their patients safe from infection.New national and state data show a 20 percent decrease in infections from 10 different surgical procedures and a 44 percent decrease in bloodstream infections from the tubes used to give medicines, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time.We’re moving in the right direction, but the sad fact is, many hospitalized patients still end up sick, or dying, from infections they develop during their own health care -- infections we know how to prevent.Today and every day, more than 200 Americans with health care-associated infections will die during their hospital stay. The most advanced medical care won’t work if clinicians don’t prevent infections through basic things such as regular hand hygiene. Health care workers want the best for their patients. Following standard infection control practices every time will help ensure their patients’ safety.In addition to the toll on human li...

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