After mother’s battle, CA hospital infection rates will go public

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

December 22, 2010

A new California state law will mandate the reporting of line infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), clostridium difficile, and vacomycin-resistant enterococcal bloodstream infection by January 1, 2011, according to Voice of OC.

The law, known as Nile's Law, comes after Carole Moss's long fight to let healthcare consumers know infection rates of hospitals after her son, 15-year-old Nile Moss, died of a MRSA infection at Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA, in 2006. The rates will be posted online, but up to 20% of California's hospitals have still not submitted data.

Source: Voice of OC.