California Hospitals Must Now Report Infection Rates, Thanks To One Mother's Crusade
In 2006, 15-year-old Nile Moss went in for an annual series of tests at the Children's Hospital of Orange County. A few days later, he complained of a headache and fever, and his condition quickly worsened. His parents brought him back to a CHOC facility, and he was admitted for severe pneumonia.
She had a major victory last week as California health officials released thefirst statewide report on hospital-acquired infections
. The report stems from "Nile's Law," legislation that Moss fought to pass that requires facilities to report hospital-acquired infection rates and screen high-risk patients for MRSA.
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