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Judge upholds rules on hospital infection reports
San Francisco Chronicle

Infection rates during surgeries at California hospitals, an increasing cause of illness and death, will be reported to the public in January, a San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday in rejecting a hospital group’s objections.

Superior Court Judge Peter Busch blocked an order by state health officials requiring hospitals to submit the information monthly instead of quarterly, and temporarily suspended reporting requirements for infections during three types of operations.