Decontaminating patients cuts hospital infections – Yahoo! News

This is a Big Deal. HAI (hospital-acquired infections) cost the healthcare system billions of dollars and kill thousands.

Decontaminating patients cuts hospital infections – Yahoo! News.

About a decade ago, hospital-linked invasive MRSA infections sickened more than 90,000 people nationwide each year, leading to roughly 20,000 deaths.

One concern is whether the antibiotic ointment administered nasally breeds even nastier antibiotic-resistant bacteria.