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Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis

A blue bus parked outside the Palo Alto Veteran Affair's Medical Center on Miranda Avenue has been the center of a statewide program that aims to change the way hospitals approach treatment of sepsis.

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Posted by Hospitals-Kill-More-People-Than-Guns
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am


Most people probably are not aware that there are about 100,000 unnecessary deaths in hospitals, every year. There are many reasons for these deaths, but most of the deaths are attributed to staff errors, or procedures.

This morning's New York Times carried an article that ought to be interesting to people who believe that they are in "good hands" when they are hospitalized—

With Money at Risk, Hospitals Push Staff to Wash Hands
Web Link

If you do have to go into a hospital—good luck!



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