Thanks to a friend for forwarding me this link to this story in the Washington Post: "Hospital infection deaths caused by ignorance and neglect, survey finds."
The pertinent quote: "Pronovost said part of the problem was that many hospital chief executives aren't even aware of their institution's bloodstream infection rates, let alone how easily they could bring them down."
Ours are here for the world to see, mainly to help us hold ourselves accountable to the standard of care to which we aspire. The target is zero, zilch, nada. No other target is intellectually or morally defensible.
I have to ask one more time: What if the Boston hospitals all decided to do this together like those folks in Ohio?