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“Dirty Hospitals” – 10 January 2007
According to an article titled “Dirty Hospitals” in the January
2007 issue of the AARP Bulletin, two million patients are infected in
hospitals each year and more than 90,000 of them die. In the United
States in 1974 drug-resistant microbes accounted for only 2% of staph
infections; but by 2004 the number had grown to 63%.
When hospitals have to report information about infections to the
public, as they do in Pennsylvania, California, and 14 other states,
they are more likely to “clean up their act.” In New York State the
number of deaths after bypass surgery dropped by 41% when hospitals’
death rates started being published. As I’ve said before, the truth must
be exposed for positive change to take place.
Reading this article, I thought about all the elective cosmetic
surgery that has become so popular. It’s bad enough when someone has no
choice but to be treated in a hospital; but to risk infection and
possible death for unnecessary surgery seems foolish.
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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