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Bloodstream infections: How do Bay Area hospitals rate?
ABC News - Michael Finney

A new survey out shows a handful of Bay Area hospitals score poorly when it comes to protecting their patients from deadly bloodstream infections. They are hospitals’ dirty and deadly little secret — central line bloodstream infections. At least 30,000 patients die each year from them. A Consumer Reports analysis found following simple hygienic steps have virtually eliminated these infections, but all too many are failing to act.