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Consumer Reports Health News - August 2009
Date:8/26/2009

YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Welcome to Consumer Reports Health News for health and medical journalists. Consumer Reports and ConsumerReportsHealth.org cover issues pertaining to the efficacy and safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs (including natural medicines), mental health, diet and nutrition, food safety, and fitness. Consumer Reports tests health and fitness products, rates the effectiveness and affordability of prescription drugs, and evaluates the claims made by drug companies and the health care industry - all without commercial agendas or advertiser influence.

PATIENTS RATE HOSPITAL QUALITY

A large body of research shows that hospitals vary widely on quality of care. For that reason, Consumer Reports has developed Hospital Ratings based on survey responses from more than 1 million patients that include how well doctors communicate, how attentive the hospital staff is, and more. Higher patient ratings often mean higher quality of care, so consumers can use these Hospital Ratings to get better care in the hospital - and to do better when they get out. This information, on 3,400 U.S. hospitals, is available to subscribers of www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org.

WASH UP, DOC

Just how safe and sanitary are hospitals? Side-by-side surveys conducted by Consumer Reports show startlingly different conclusions from two very different perspectives: those of nurses and those of patients. While 28 percent of nurses perceive problems with hospital cleanliness, only 4 percent of patients think cleanliness is an issue. And according to 26 percent of nurses, hand washing is lax in many hospitals - even though only 5 percent of patients think it's a p
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