U.S. hospitals should turn to intensive care decontamination, study suggests

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 8:13 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO — Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to see if they carry a dangerous germ, and isolating those who do. But a big study suggests a far more effective approach: decontaminating every patient in intensive care.