Public reports of infection rates urged

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, p573
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the need for public reporting of cases of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) to reduce its infection rate in individual hospitals in Canada. According to Canadian Patient Safety Institute executive director Phil Hassen, public reporting could be necessary as it causes everyone to be attentive. It mentions the mandatory reporting of C. difficile in Ontorio, Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. INSET: Union says contract cleaning problematic.


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