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MRSA: Patients revolt against hospital secrecy

Seattle Times, November 18, 2008
A growing number of consumer advocates—many bound by ordeals with MRSA—have vowed that if the U.S. hospital system will not heal itself, they will do it. Across the country, consumer advocates have embraced MRSA screening and hospital report cards to make hospitals more transparent and aggressive when dealing with infections. The more popular has been report cards, often a byproduct of patient frustration with hospital secrecy and inadequate infection control.