Impact of 'California fights infections'

Deborah Schoch's reporting had a significant impact on the California Department of Public Health and its commitment to providing consumers with helpful information. When the department issued its second annual infections report in January 2012, it was a dramatically improved product that took pains to inform readers about the threat of infections. It also gave them guidance on how to make use of the new data.

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Guide to the Infection Numbers

For the first time, health care consumers can learn about infection counts at most California hospitals. Due to a complex format, however, consumers may need some time to navigate the new 95-page report. A few pointers:

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...

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