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Federal Infection Disclosure Mandates Urged
Health Leaders Media

Surgical site infection rates within the nation’s hospitals are largely a secret, with public reporting required by only eight states, says a new Johns Hopkins University report, which calls for federal disclosure mandates so problem hospitals are better motivated to reduce preventable harm.

“There’s a huge transparency problem within the entire industry of modern medicine,” says Martin Makary, MD, a gastroenterology surgeon at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the paper’s lead author.