More than 100,000 Americans die painful and agonizing deaths each year from infections they get while in the hospital. These infections are largely preventable, and some hospitals do a better job than others at stopping them. Only 22 states have laws which make hospital infection rates public, so consumers can know who is doing a good job and who needs improvement – and many hospital groups are fighting to keep it that way.
Tell your lawmakers to support legislation for public reporting of infection rates and bills will require hospitals to use proven infection-prevention practices.
When lawmakers know that you, the constituent, are concerned with
the best protections possible to prevent infections, they will
begin to vote accordingly.