Monday, April 18, 2011
Hospital acquired infections - NY Times raising level of attention w/ editorial
Just a quick one here. The New York Times had an editorial Sunday on hospital acquired infections: Hospitals Shouldn't Make You Sicker. I couldn't agree more. The Times discussed some recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine as well as plans by the Obama Administration to fund some work in this area. It would be good I note if some of the funding focused not on infections per se but on the microbial ecology of hospitals, which we know very little about. Focusing just on hand washing and transmission of nasty pathogens is not enough.