Calif. Hospital Infection Rate Reports Likely Incomplete
Recent reports from the state Department of Public Health found that some hospital infection rates in California are nearly 50% lower than the national average. However, in-depth analyses in other states indicate that hospital-generated reports may include data on only about half of infections. California officials are reviewing the results of an in-depth infection reporting audit, but the state lacks the necessary funding to more closely monitor hospital-generated reports.
- "Calif. Hospital Infection Rates Look Low, but May Be Incomplete" (Jewett, California Watch, 1/18).