Ohio Hospitals Required to Report Infection Rates

Although the Ohio Hospital Association tried to prevent it, it was announced last week that Ohio hospitals will be required to start reporting in 2009 on a “consumer Web site data on surgical wound infections, antibiotic-resistant staph and clostridium difficile (C. diff), a type of intestinal infection that has risen sharply in recent years.” According to the health department, these reports will be made available to the online public in January 2010.

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