Politics & Government

Track hospital infections with state Web site

A state Health Department Web site lets the public compare infection rates at hospitals in Washington.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says infections that develop during or soon after hospital care are one of the top 10 leading causes of death nationwide.

The Health Department established the Health Care Associated Infections Program at the direction of the 2007 Legislature and worked with the Washington State Hospital Association to create the Web site, www.doh.wa.gov/ehsphl/hai/0_hai_default.htm

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