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Hospital infections lower in state

Below-average rates mean shorter stays, lower costs

6:42 PM, May 16, 2013
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The chances of a patient developing a serious infection in a Wisconsin hospital are statistically next to none.

That's according to the state Division of Public Health's annual Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention Program report, which shows hospitals around the state "have dramatically reduced" some of the most serious infections below the national average.

What this means is less time in the hospital and lower costs to patients, Fox Cities health care officials say. ...

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