It’s true, there’s a certain dramatic component to going to the hospital to get what is very possibly excellent treatment for one thing, but picking up another problem while you’re there. Yet, ask any group of patients what they want from their hospital experience, and irony and death remain way down on the list. That’s why we devote a few more pages in this month’s health care issue to the hospital-acquired infection (HAI) problem in the United States.
Addressing the problem on a much larger scale, just last month the CDC announced funding for six new Prevention Epicenters. The $11 million will support six academic institutions alongside the five others already working under this designation. The new additions are: