New York State Has High Hospital Infection Rates
According to the State Department of Health report; last year state hospitals had a highest rate of infection in surgical intensive care units than the rest of the nation.
It was found that the New York surgical intensive care units had 3.7 infections for every 1,000 days of central line treatment, as compared to an average of 2.7 infections nationwide.
The central line is a tube that is inserted in a major vein, in order to enable doctors to monitor a health condition of a patient.
Health officials said hospitals in the city compared favorably in comparison to the state.
Metropolitan Hospital of Manhattan averaged at 10.8 infections for every 1,000 days. The Jacobi Hospital averaged around 8 infections and Manhattan’s Harlem Hospital closely followed behind with 7.9 infections.
This report was compiled in compliance with a 2005 law that requires all the states to track infection trends.
If you acquire an infection while in a NYC hospital and they do not treat the infection adequately then you could be entitled to compensation by filing a hospital acquired infection lawsuit with a respected medical malpractice law firm in New York City.