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Hospital-Acquired Infections

By May 5, 2023Commentary

It is bad enough to have a health problem that requires hospitalization.  It is even worse when you get a new health problem due to the hospitalization.  One category of such issues are hospital-acquired infections.  These have been a concern for decades and programs like Medicare have initiatives to penalize and incent hospitals to prevent these infections, which can be life-threatening.  Although progress has been made, a new report from the Leapfrog Group shows that during the epidemic, three common types of these infections rose dramatically.   During 2020 and 2021, the rates of drug resistant staph infections rose by 37%, the rate of catheter associated urinary tract infections by 19% and central blood line catheter infections by 60%.  Undoubtedly the stress of epidemic care led to less focus on the basics.  (LF Report)

Although not covered by the report, we also know that in a significant number of supposed CV-19 hospitalizations, the patient actually contracted the infection in the hospital after being admitted for another reason.  As part of the terror campaign, political and public health officials buried and refused to release data demonstrating this.  Maybe the Leapfrog Group and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can do an analysis on this set of hospital-acquired infections.

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  • Ann in L.A. says:

    Los Angeles released information on outbreaks at businesses and schools. Exempt from the reporting were hospitals. They clearly didn’t want people knowing about nurses of hospital-acquired C19. It actually became a bone of contention among nurses, that their cases were never mentioned.

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