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Some Chicago hospitals can actually make patients sicker

Some of Chicago’s biggest hospitals get a low rating when it comes to protecting patients from infections. A report out this morning from Consumer Reports ranks large hospitals — those are ones with 300 or more beds — on how well they do to prevent patients from acquiring infections while in their care. The report says that Northwestern Memorial, Presence Resurrection and University of Chicago Medical Center all did worse than the national baseline when it came to infections acquired in the hospitals. But Doris Peter, Director of Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, says nationally performance is not that good, with only 6 percent of hospitals getting a higher rating. So what do these ratings mean for you, the patient? It’s about being more informed when you’re in the hospital’s care and asking questions about what your treatment entails. You can read that and the full report at WBEZ.org. (Flickr/Sugree Phatanapherom)

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