Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Study reveals that ultraviolet light eliminates deadly hospital-acquired infections

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Researchers say they nearly eliminated deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study encompassing 50 patient rooms at two medical facilities by using a specific spectrum of ultraviolet light.

Medicare patients more at risk for adverse events

More than a quarter of Medicare patients experienced an "adverse" or harmful event during a hospitalization, according to a November report from the Office of the Inspector General.