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Receiving care can be painful

Going to the hospital is supposed to make you better, right?

The reality is that a lot of people leave the hospital cured of what ails them but with a nasty little infection picked up along the way. By the state’s estimate, such infections hit one in every 20 hospital patients.

In the first California Department of Public Health report on health care-associated infections released at the end of last year, San Joaquin County’s seven acute-care hospitals self-reported 338 infection cases during a 15-month period ending March 31, 2010.