Battling Hospital-Acquired Infections

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD, tells KGO-TV that "hospital-acquired infections are a major problem. There are thousands of deaths a year across the United States and in an institution like ours, probably tens to twenties of deaths, possibly, per year."Those alarming statistics have motivated many hospitals like UCSF to take a proactive approach to reducing hospital infections. Gropper is a professor of anesthesia and physiology and director of Critical Care Medicine. He is also an associate investigator at the Cardiovascular Research Institute and chair of Medical Quality at UCSF Medical Center. Related Links: Battling Hospital-Acquired Infections: New Approach to Cutting Infections KGO-TV (ABC), May 8, 2007