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California’s long-awaited hospital infection data isn’t ready for prime-time.

Last month, journalist Deborah Shoch of our sister program California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting detailed one woman’s battle to get state officials to release individual hospital infection data.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Fraud Investigation: Investigators are probing a Southern California hospital chain’s suspiciously high level of serious infections among older patients, according to a report by CaliforniaWatch’s Lance Williams and Christina Jewett. Could it be Medicare fraud?

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A new CDC report offers state-by-state stats on hospital infections – but you have to read between the lines for the real story.  



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