Surgery Centers Lax on Infection Control, Study Says
Ambulatory surgery centers, where procedures such as plastic surgery and colonoscopies are performed, have deficiencies in controlling infections, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study of 68 centers found that 67% had at least one lapse in infection control and 57% had been cited for deficiencies. HHS will include ambulatory surgical and dialysis centers in its hospital infection control action plan, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
- "Study: Lax Infection Control at Surgery Centers" (Johnson, AP/Ventura County Star, 6/8).