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  • Who’s responsible for infecting patients with a “superbug” at UCLA? Friday, February 20, 2015 � by jg

    Two patients died as the result of a bacterial infection spread by examination scopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and nearly 200 other patients were exposed. Is it the fault of medical staff, the scope manufacturers, or even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?

  • Pursuit of profit leads to increase in infections in nursing home residents Wednesday, May 4, 2011 � by jg

    A study in the American Journal of Infection Control finds nursing home infections have a strong correlation with low staffing levels and nursing homes’ for-profit status.

  • San Diego-area hospital may have exposed 3,400 patients to infection Tuesday, June 15, 2010 � by jg

    North County Times: Palomar Pomerado Health System officials said “PPH employees missed a few steps while cleaning equipment used in certain procedures.”

  • Infection control problems found at outpatient centers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by jg

    Wall Street Journal Health Blog: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found at least one lapse in compliance with infection-control guidelines in 68% of the outpatient surgical centers it surveyed.