N.Y. health department reports decline in hospital infections

09/1/2010 | American City Business Journals

The rate of central-line associated bloodstream infections among hospital patients in New York declined by 18% from 2007 to 2009, while surgical site infections involving colon and heart surgery were down by 11% and 14%, respectively, according to a state health department report. An agency official said public disclosure of patient infection rates appear to "encourage improvement" among the state's hospitals.

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