Wisconsin hospitals are decreasing infections, reducing readmissions and preventing hospital-associated conditions, according to a report released Thursday by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

State hospitals working to reduce central line infections saw a 67 percent drop in the infections since 2008, compared with a 41 percent reduction nationally, the report said.

Sixty-two percent of the state's hospitals were not penalized recently for having too many readmissions, one of the best rates in the country. Hospitals working to reduce bedsores have done so by 66 percent, the report said.

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milton's fried man
milton's fried man

as a long term acute care hospital, select gets the most debilitated and chronically ill patients . kind of puts them behind the 8 ball.


They must not have included Select Specialty in Madison

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