Each day, San Diego residents visit local hospitals and healthcare facilities for routine and outpatient surgeries. Yet much too often, preventable infections lead to severe and even life-threatening patient injuries. According to a recent article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, six local hospitals in Southern California received fines for preventable patient infections.
Federal Quality Control Efforts Expose Patient Risks
When patients enter hospitals, they should not have to worry about acquiring preventable infections. However, as the article makes clear, hospital-acquired infections are a serious risk for many San Diego County residents. A recent federal review of quality-control efforts in California and throughout the country shows that “too many patients still acquire infections and other potentially deadly yet avoidable complications.”