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Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Atlanta Hospitals Vary; One Hospital Reports Rates Up to 6 Times National Average; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
Date:2/2/2010

pitals should be aiming for zero infections," said Santa. "The procedures needed to eliminate ICU infections are simple, low-tech, and inexpensive, requiring a change of mindset and culture. All ICUs should be able to dramatically reduce if not eliminate these infections," continued Santa.    

The Consumer Reports online ratings are based on hospitals that publicly report their infection rates as a result of state laws and hospitals that voluntarily report to the Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C. based nonprofit, works with large employers and purchasers of health care to measure and publicly report on hospital safety and quality in 41 states in the U.S. (www.leapfroggroup.org). Citizen activists, including those working with Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, have helped enact laws in 27 states, forcing hospitals to publicly disclose their infection rates. To date, 17 of those states have made that information publicly available.  

Georgia does not require hospitals to report data on these types of infections. "State lawmakers should mandate hospital infection reporting so all Georgians can find out whether their local hospital is doing a good job keeping patients safe from these sometimes deadly infections," said Lisa McGiffert, Director of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project (www.SafePatientProject.org).  

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