Tag Archives: infections

Hospital casualties rising

The latest 2013 report in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated US hospital deaths from adverse events at up to 440,000 per year. That’s way up from the 1999 estimate of 98,000 per year. Medicare patients alone are dying at … Continue reading

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Blame game

Who is to blame for the overuse of antibiotics? The doctors say that it is the patient demanding them and that it is all the patient’s fault for the growing epidemics of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The biggest problem is that … Continue reading

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Anti – antibiotic

One of the quickest ways to bad health is through antibiotics. A new study at Stanford found a number of intestinal pathogens causing problems after antibiotic administration by actually opening the door for these pathogens to take hold. Within 24 … Continue reading

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Hospitals profit from their mistakes

In the American Journal of Medical Quality, the researchers found that hospitals profit nearly 9 times more for treating infections that they caused! The hospital-infected patient spends an average of 24 days in the hospital. An ICU patient who develops … Continue reading

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