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Report: Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates Improve In San Diego

Despite progress by California hospitals in lowering many types of healthcare-associated infections, MRSA, C-DIFF and others continue to be an urgent public-health problem. The annual Hospital Infection Report, released this week by the California Department of Public Health, found that 392 acute-care hospitals reported 19,200 healthcare-associated infections in 2014. Another 34 hospitals showed significant progress in reducing infections from 2013 numbers, the report said. The study includes an interactive map of each hospital.