Hospital Safety

Death by complication

State slow to implement anti-infection measures

California legislators passed some of the nation's toughest anti-infection laws in 2006 and 2008 to assure that patients are protected from dangerous bacteria in the hospitals that are supposed to heal them.

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KQED features hospital infections radio story

Multimedia Reporter Lauren M. Whaley joined Senior Writer Deborah Schoch to produce a story about a hospital in the Inland Empire making great strides in its fight against central line infections. Listen to the radio story that aired on KQED's...

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A guide to the four infection types

The California Department of Public Health is required to report data from acute-care hospitals on four different hospital-acquired infections...

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Chart: Inland Empire infection rates

Infection numbers and rates for so-called "central-line" infections at select hospitals' intensive care units.

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City of Hope vigilant in fight against infection

The three-dozen cancer patients on City of Hope's top floor are among those least able to fight off infection. They've received bone marrow transplants to infuse their blood with healthy new cells.

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Hospitals actively seeking to reduce infections in facilities

Visitors riding the elevators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles find themselves face-to-face with colorful floor-to-ceiling posters on the inside doors.

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