Yesterday afternoon I was listening to NPR about how poorly our area hospitals ranked in a national survey. I couldn’t help thinking this was one more arrow in my quiver when I speak about or write about how terribly important self-care or preventative medicine is.
The CDC estimates there are roughly 1.7 million hospital acquired infections resulting in 99,000 deaths every single year! That’s 99,000 deaths from infections caused by someone going into the hospital! I cannot imagine anyone reading this and not sharing my shock, and outrage!