March 22, 2010

Mayo cuts hospital infection rate by one-third in affected areas


Medical researchers at Mayo Clinic say they have decreased hospital-acquired infections among patients by one-third in areas prone to such infections by cleaning more often with a germ-killing formula…


"We chose the units studied because they had the highest burden of C. difficile disease," said Dr. Robert Orenstein, an infectious diseases specialist. Additional coverage: TIME (blog), Inventors Spot


Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 3/20/2010

Tags: C. Difficile, Dr. Robert Orenstein, infection rates, Infectious Diseases

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