Study: 1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital


CNN: In 2011, approximately 721,800 patients acquired infections at hospitals.

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CNN: In 2011, approximately 721,800 patients acquired infections at hospitals.

Of those infected, about 75,000 died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — although the study did not investigate how often an infection actually caused or contributed to the patient’s death.

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