Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Make Hospital Infection Rates Public - It's a Dirty Little Secret

Saving nearly 100,000 American lives and up to $45 billion each year can be simple if hospitals take the steps needed to prevent the spread of deadly infections among patients. Congress can give hospitals the needed push by requiring them to make their infections rates public.

This reporting has been tested in many states and it works! In Pennsylvania, the infection rate dropped by 8% statewide over the past two years of public reporting. Now its time to extend these safety incentives to every hospital in every community.

Send an email below to your Congressional lawmakers and President Obama to require reporting of infections happening at all US hospitals. Just fill out the form below and our system will automatically send your letter to your correct lawmakers based on your address!