Well, it turns out that the most fundamental thing hospitals are supposed to do in order to prevent spread in in-hospital new infections they just aren't doing well at all. A new study published in the Journal of Infection Control has found that 93% of clean hospital laundry contains E.Coli and Klebsiella - bacteria that causes life-threatening hospital-acquired infections. The abstract can be found here. Of course, this is especially dangerous for patients with compromised immune systems already. Ten years ago, it was found that almost 2 million hospital-acquired infections were caused by hospitals each year. It seems little has changed. All the more reason to enhance patients' legal protections; not dismantle them.
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