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Lawmaker: Penalize hospitals withholding infection data
California Watch

There should be consequences for the 15 percent of California hospitals not reporting basic data about hospital-acquired infections to the state, Sen. Elaine Alquist said at a senate hearing yesterday. Alquist, D-San Jose, carried laws that require hospitals to report infections that patients pick up in hospitals, such as MRSA and illness from bacteria in intravenous lines.