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My local hospital has an approxiamte 12% infection rate but my local surgicenter a 0.4% infection rate. Most podiatric surgery in the US can be performed at surgicenters and should be.
Eddie Davis, DPM
Last edited by Admin : 6th August 2005 at 03:47 PM.
In response to your post DAVOhorn, while I can see the merits of screeining staff and hospital visitors I can't help but say that even in Denmark they must treat some MRSA positive clients. In an emergency or acute situation there is simply no time to take swabs and send off for microscopy and culture/sensitivity testing. Even for elective and non-emergency admissions this policy is ethically highly questionable, do they also refuse admission to hepatitis patients or HIV patients on the grounds that they have life threatening infections?
The solutions are not in denying ill or injured people access to health care, but in training and scrupulous cross infection prevention.
If you are on the rollercoaster, open your eyes and enjoy the ride.