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3-year effort aims to cut back on hospital-related infections in California
Southern California Public Radio

Going to the hospital is a leading cause of death in this country. Nearly 100,000 people die each year because of illnesses they get from being inside hospitals. Nearly one in 20 patients entering a U.S. hospital ends up with an infection they didn’t have to start with, unrelated to their initial problem. You might say there is an epidemic of hospital errors.

A group of California hospitals has been teaming up in an experiment to implement some basic public health procedures inside hospitals to prevent infections and deaths.