Ky. efforts targeting infections in hospitals
Legislation, medical group disagree on approaches By Laura Ungar firstname.lastname@example.org The Courier-Journal After knee replacement surgery at a Lexington hospital, Orvil Hazelton said he got a staph infection that ultimately cost him his left leg. Two new initiatives seek to change that by targeting hospital-associated infections that federal officials estimate strike 2million Americans a year, kill 100,000, and could be reduced if hospital workers simply washed their hands more often.
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