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Safe Doctors, Unsafe Patients: A Tale of Two Infections
The Health Care Blog

Call it a tale of two infections. It’s the story of how hospitals have blocked transmission of a dangerous infection that patients can give doctors, while a hospital-caused infection that can kill patients continues to be widely tolerated. It involves saved lives and endangered ones ­– and also of billions of dollars spent needlessly due to unsafe care. The infection that’s been conquered is occupational transmission to doctors and other health care workers of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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