August 16, 2012
by Kit

By Peter Eisler

“Yet despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.USA Today Logo

‘People are dying needlessly,’ says Christian John Lillis, a New Yorker who lost his 56-year-old mother, Peggy, to the infection two years ago. ‘It’s outrageous.’

Indeed, while the medical community has cut rates for virtually all other health care infections in recent years, C. diff hovers at all-time highs.”

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