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Hospital infection data may be made public in Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch, May 15, 2008

The Ohio-based Hospital Measures Advisory Council has agreed to recommend reporting a list of hospital data, including rates of staph and C. diff infections. The panel has to make its recommendations to the director of the Ohio Department of Health, which will be followed by public hearings and approval of the final rules. The Hospital Measures Advisory Council was created by state law and charged with recommending public reporting of various measurements of hospitals.