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Resource ID: #12148
Subject: Health Care
Source: News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
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Date: 28-May

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The News Tribune reports that "High-tech medicine, drug-resistant bacteria, changes in health care increase patients' risk of acquiring diseases they didn't have... Hospitals are supposed to help you get better, not worse. But 1 out of every 20 people who enter the hospital acquire an illness they didn't have on arrival. These hospital-acquired infections, called nosocomials, help kill 80,000 to 100,000 people a year nationwide... CDC experts say the high rate of hospital infections is unacceptable..."

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