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Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Dallas/Ft. Worth Hospitals Vary Dramatically; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
Date:2/2/2010

ch reported a rate that is 87 percent better than the national average, meaning there were 87 percent fewer infections reported than the U.S. average for its mix of ICUs; Baylor All Saints Medical Center reported 78 percent fewer infections than average; Lake Pointe Medical Center reported 73 percent fewer infections than average; and Baylor Medical Center at Irving reported 72 percent fewer infections than average.   The infection rates are for 2008.

On the other end of the spectrum, several Dallas/Ft. Worth area hospitals reported infection rates that were more than twice the national average: Methodist Dallas Medical Center reported an infection rate that was 192 percent worse than the national average for its mix of ICUs; Methodist Mansfield Medical Center reported a rate that was 159 percent worse than average; and Las Colinas Medical Center reported a rate that was 127 percent worse than average. Other hospitals that stand out for their poor performance include: Doctors Hospital at White Rock (77 percent worse than average); and Methodist Charlton Medical Center (69 percent worse than average).

In Dallas/Ft. Worth, variation among hospitals is true across the board and even within the same system of Baylor-owned hospitals and medical centers, which range from 78 percent better than average to 36 percent worse than average.  "Infection rates can vary widely from hospital to hospital and even within the same hospital chain or system," said John Santa, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center.  "Providing patients with infection rate information enables them to identify which hospitals are making patient safety a priority and which ones are not."  According to a related investigative report in
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