Consumer Reports Looks at How Well Hospitals Prevent Common Infections

Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Safe Healthcare blog, Consumer Reports editor Teresa Carr discusses the 2015 Consumer Reports hospital ratings, which are based on a variety of safety and quality measures, such as readmission and mortality rates, as well as certain infections, including those due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile bacteria. 

The post describes the things that highly rated hospitals have in common, and additional steps that Consumer Reports suggests hospitals take in order to provide the best and safest care for their patients.

Read the full Consumer Reports article at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/07/how-your-hospital-can-make-you-sick/index.htm and see Consumer Reports’ most complete and current ratings for more than 3,000 U.S hospitals at http://www.consumerreports.org/health/doctors-hospitals/hospital-ratings.htm.

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