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"...the deadly little secret of today's hospitals. They kill. They kill because they have inadequate infection control practices...

"...nearly 90,000 Americans a year die from these hospital infections, more than die from auto accidents, and homicides combined. About two million patients a year catch infections from their hospitals -- one of every 20 people who go in...

"...some hospitals do an excellent job of preventing infections. How are you to know the good from the bad? You can't. There's no requirement that hospitals report or publicly disclose their infection rates" (Jim Hightower. "Walking On Air." Texas Observer, 5/21/04: 15).


Colby Glass, MLIS