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Study: Two hospitals at Dallas-based Methodist Health System have high ICU infection rates

Dallas Morning News, February 3, 2010
Dallas-based Methodist Health System had two hospitals with bloodstream infection rates double the national average, according to a study. Methodist Dallas Medical Center reported an infection rate that was 192% worse than the national average. The study is based on 2008 data. It looks at a type of hospital-acquired infection caused by mishandling a central-venous catheter while a patient is in the intensive care unit.