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PA hospitals have high blood infection rates

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 25, 2008

Nine hospitals in Southeastern Pennsylvania had higher-than-expected death rates for patients with bloodstream infections last year, according to a statewide report card on care. Experts said the deadly bloodstream infections represented a growing national problem and that local hospitals must do more to prevent them. The infections killed more than 4,200 patients in Pennsylvania last year, representing a 53% rise since 2003, records show.