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Lax Practices Found at Same-Day Surgery Centers
New York Times

A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers have serious problems with infection control. Failures to wash hands, wear gloves and clean blood glucose meters were among the reported breaches. The findings, appearing in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that lax anti-infection practices may pervade the nation’s more-than-5,000 outpatient centers, experts said. In the study, state inspectors visited 68 centers in Maryland, North Carolina and Oklahoma.