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Millions of Americans are harmed every year by medical errors and health care acquired infections that are preventable," said Lisa McGiffert, Director of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project (www.
As part of this remit, the NAO recently published a report into Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs), and the government's strategy for dealing with the problem.
The law calls for the establishment of the Oregon Health Care Acquired Infection Reporting Program and an advisory committee that together will decide which infections hospitals will be required to report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate two million patients suffer from health care acquired infections each year resulting in at least 90,000 deaths -- as many deaths as AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined.