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Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates In Boston Hospitals Vary Dramatically; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
Date:2/2/2010

ng infection rates by hospital. Consequently, the Consumer Reports ratings for Massachusetts hospitals are based on Leapfrog data.  "We are making progress toward safer care, as more and more states, including Massachusetts, require hospitals to account for infections," said Lisa McGiffert, director of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project (www.SafePatientProject.org ).  "Still, almost two million patients each year suffer from hospital acquired infections, including central-line bloodstream infections, and there are thousands of hospitals whose infection rates fail to see the light of day."

 "It is important to recognize that many hospitals demonstrate commitment to their communities by willingly reporting safety data — warts and all. Consumers should be most wary of hospitals that are asked to report by their patients (or customers), and refuse," said Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group.   Binder noted that several hospitals in the Boston area declined to provide their data to Leapfrog during the reporting period, including Boston Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, and Emerson Hospital.  A complete list of non-reporting hospitals can be found at www.leapfroggroup.org/decline.

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