Patients want better infection prevention at hospitals

Many Americans want hospitals to do a better job of protecting their patients from potentially deadly infections, concludes a new survey by the Partnership for Quality Care and Kaiser Permanente. Eighty-four percent of those surveyed believe reducing sepsis deaths and hospital-acquired infections should be a top priority for hospitals. Sepsis, a severe illness where the body is overwhelmed by infections, is the No. 1 cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Press release