Hospital Infections

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 41•29 Jul 20, 2005

According to a Pennsylvania study released last week, nearly 12,000 people contracted infections during hospital stays last year. What do you think?

  • “Perhaps this problem would be solved if hospitals used a strong-smelling antiseptic and painted everything white.”

    Dustin Kelly –
    Art Teacher

  • “This is why I remained conscious during my hip-replacement surgery and insisted that rubber gloves were worn at all times.”

    Marshall Chitwood –
    Statistical Clerk

  • “Infections too, now? I thought it was bad enough when they put me in a room full of sick people, stuck me with needles, and took away my pants.”

    Anne Kohl –

  • “A closed-off building filled with contagious people? Whose idea were hospitals, anyway?"

    Tom Rosen –

  • “See, this is exactly the sort of thing that pisses off House, M.D. each week.”

    Heather Ramirez –
    Insurance Underwriter

  • “That explains why my triple-bypass surgery was done outdoors.”

    Douglas Hurd –
    Systems Analyst

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