Among the long list of hospital errors, preventable staph infections sadly remain at the top of the list.
A baby born 15 weeks premature died after 10 days in the neonatal intensive unit after developing a deadly infection-despite being born otherwise healthy. A three year old died after developing the flu. A healthy 23 year old mother died just a year after giving birth.
These and many similar stories have been provided in a recent Reuters report on hospital bacterial infections. But patients dying from these serious infections are not what is at the forefront of the story. A much larger issue is being debated.