Yup. You read that headline correctly. More than forty thousand a day – according to the 2011 Health Grades Hospital Quality in America Study.
What is one of the leading cause of harm?
Hospital acquired infections. What’s worse, increasingly these infections are being caused by antibiotic resistant superbugs. Brad Spellberg, MD, a LA BioMed infectious disease specialist, recently analyzed reams of clinical data and concluded antibiotic resistance among hospital-acquired infections is “at crisis levels.”
Why the rise in these dangerous superbugs? Simple – the overuse of antibiotics in clinical care and in agriculture…