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Blood-infection data rates MD hospitals

WBAL TV, October 22, 2010

Health care data newly available online comprises part of a larger initiative aimed at saving lives.

The Maryland Health Care Commission is tracking occurrences of a certain type of bloodstream infection at Maryland hospitals.Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections can occur when bacteria travels through a catheter used to administer medications or obtain blood samples for testing and enters the bloodstream. The preventable infection can be fatal.

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