In 2012, patients in Connecticut hospitals caught infections during treatment at rates much higher than the national average in several key areas, according to a new report released by the CDC. State officials say they are looking to “make progress from here” and urge patients to be their own advocates by talking to their doctors and nurses about infection control. In addition, patient visitors should always make sure to disinfect their hands before and after touching a patient. The Department of Public Health plans to use the new data to focus on efforts to bring infection rates down.
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