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1 in 5 hospital patients get healthcare-acquired infection

from Internal Medicine News

Healthcare–acquired infections (HAIs) cause more deaths each year in the United States than breast cancer, lung cancer and AIDS combined, according to Kevin W. Lobdell, MD. "If you look at hospitalized patients, one in five will acquire a healthcare–acquired infection," Lobdell of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute at Carolinas Health System, Charlotte, North Carolina, said in a video interview at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. more

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