Hospitals Shouldn’t Be Deadly

centracare photoPicking up an infection while being hospitalized is common – and preventable.  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a tough “super bug” that causes serious damage and suffering – or death.  The Centers for Disease Control estimated in 2011 that 62,500 people developed MRSA during hospitalization, and 9,200 of those lost their lives.
Hospital-acquired MRSA doesn’t need to happen.  Research found that not having enough nurses on duty in a hospital was a key factor in the spread of this dangerous infection.
Overcrowding and Understaffing in Modern Health-care Systems: Key Determinants in Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Transmission
Archie Clements, et al., Lancent Infectious Disease, July 2008



Patient Story

Your Patient Stories Over the past few weeks, you've been sending us stories about your experiences in Minnesota hospitals.  We've heard them, and we think others should, too.  By sharing your patient experience with us, you can help us promote a safe nurse-to-patient ratio at all Minnesota hospitals.
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