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Infection Dangers to Consider Before Heading to the Hospital

By lladmin on March 14, 2018

“The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you.”

That CNN headline grabbed attention when it was originally published in August 2016, and it is just as true now as it was then. The article, written by a correspondent for Kaiser Health News, detailed how elderly patients check into hospitals to be treated and leave in much worse condition. “About one-third of patients over 70 years old and more than half of patients over 85 leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived, research shows.”

The danger of hospitals is real, but it is not limited to the elderly. One serious risk to all healthcare patients is infection. Read the rest »

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