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474 infected in Mass. hospitals in year, state says

Effort uses data for improvements

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / April 15, 2010

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State public health officials yesterday disclosed that at least 474 patients contracted serious infections in Massachusetts hospitals during a one-year period, in a study that was part of a broad effort to help reduce the number of costly and sometimes fatal hospital-acquired infections through public reporting. (Full article: 627 words)

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