How Hospitals Can Make You Sick

Science (and logic) would suggest you go to the hospital to feel better -- not get sicker. But 5 percent of all inpatients acquire an infection of some kind during their stay, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And those who do are far more likely to end up back in hospital within a year, reports the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. If costly hospital stays, inconvenience, and potentially serious health problems aren't enough to turn you into a...Full Story
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