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Private ICU rooms in hospitals aren’t just a luxury — they could be a lifesaver
Los Angeles Times

Private rooms in hospital intensive care units are not just nicer for patients and their families – a new study shows they are safer, too.

Roughly three out of every 10 ICU patients wind up with some kind of infection during their hospital stay. Those infections make sick people sicker, keeping them in the hospital for an additional eight to nine days and adding an estimated $3.5 billion to the nation’s healthcare tab each year.