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Private patient rooms may reduce rates of some infections

27 days ago   |   By Healio

Moving patients from a hospital with mostly ward-type rooms to a new hospital with exclusively private rooms appeared to be associated with a sustained decrease in the rates of new MRSA colonization and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, or VRE, colonization and infection, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. However, researchers reported that the move was not associated with a reduction in MRSA infection or Clostridioides difficile infection.
According to Emily G. McDonald, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine at McGill University, and colleagues, “it is
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Banning Hospital Ads may Increase Patient Readmission

Banning Hospital Ads may Increase Patient Readmission

27 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Patients are positively influenced by hospital advertising and a blanket ban on hospital advertising can lead to hospital readmissions, finds a new study.
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