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Calif. hospitals improving in infection-control measures
Orange County Register

California hospitals narrowing the use of antibiotic treatments and employing more vigorous cleaning protocols have led to widespread declines in infections contracted through catheters and exposure to stubborn strains of bacteria resistant to medicine, according to an annual state report. Of the 386 hospitals analyzed by the California Department of Public Health study released Monday, one in Orange County in 2012 showed a lower rate of infection from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – commonly referred to as MRSA and picked up on-site by patients.