To: Blue Ink
My sister went into the the VA hospital for a non-essential bunion surgery on her foot. She came down with a MRSA infection, as did 4 other people. Turns out the VA knew they had it in the surgical A/C system and allowed surgeries to proceed anyway. After a couple of years trying to fight it, they finally ended up taking her lower leg.
Folks, it IS in hospitals and just about everywhere else.
posted on 05/19/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT
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Sorry for your sister’s plight.
That’s why it’s so important for every state to push back on Big Medicine’s efforts to roll back laws that require careful tracking and public posting of hospital infection statistics.
Surgery is risky enough. You’re entitled to truthful, current information about hospital infection rates (which vary widely, even in the same city) so you can choose the least dangerous one.
There is nothing more conservative than “sunshine” laws.
posted on 05/19/2012 4:42:37 PM PDT
by Blue Ink
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