What Patients Can Do To Help Protect Against Hospital Infections

As a follow up to our previous post, How Safe Are Rhode Island Hospitals?, which covered the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) progress report on healthcare-associated infections, we would like to share some tips — also from the CDC — on prevention. The six tips presented below highlight what patients can do to help protect themselves from infection in the hospital setting. For more detailed information, please visit this blog post from CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.

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