Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 18th, 2004
Instead, they took simple steps that are proven to prevent infection. They kept Adams warm during surgery, clipped his leg hair instead of shaving it, and administered antibiotics at the right time.
Easy, cheap and effective - but many hospitals fail to take these steps.
A national survey of 39,000 operations in 2002 found that nearly half of patients didn't get antibiotics at the correct time, which is one of the best ways to prevent infection. And...
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