Capital Public Radio features hospital infection project

Senior reporter Deborah Schoch appeared on Capital Public Radio's Insight show today to talk about her in-depth reporting on California's hospital infection rates. California just released infection data for most of the general acute care hospitals around the state. Insight show host Jeffrey Callison spoke with Schoch about the data, what patients can learn from it and what hospitals are doing to lower infection rates. Listen to the show here or by clicking the audio box above.

Click here for a Guide on how to navigate the infection numbers.

Click here for Deborah's blog post "State not backing its own infection numbers."

Click here to read the project "At Last, California Fights Infections with Disclosure."

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