Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Women Have Lower Infection Risk in Hospitals, Study Finds

Whiplash refers to an injury resulting from forced movement, such as a car accident.

 

Women are less likely than men to contract infections at hospitals, possibly because of differences between the sexes in skin bacteria, a new study suggests.

In the study, 10 in 1,000 women developed bloodstream infections during their stay at health care facilities, compared with a rate of 16 in 1,000 for men.

Similarly, for surgical site infections, in which an incision gets infected, women had a rate of 44 in 10,000, while the infection rate for men was 74 per 10,000.

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