We advertise results indicating the percentage of patients who always got help when they wanted it and the percentage of patients who received antibiotics one hour before surgery.
Meanwhile, the Office of National Statistics in England published the number of patients who died from superbug infections. The Guardian calls it “named and shamed.”
The report “identified George Eliot hospital, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, as having the highest number of patients who died from the superbug Clostridium difficile, with 235 deaths between 2002 and 2006.”
We’re probably some time from such reporting in the United States. But can you imagine the ruffled feathers?