Are doctors forgetting the most basic hygiene practices?
The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one of the most basic hygienic practices.A recent report suggests that doctors and other health care workers fail to wash their hands before interacting with patients a staggering 70 percent of the time. This overlooked practice is said to be a factor in the number of patients who develop life-threatening injuries because of infectious diseases contracted inside a health care facility. In fact, there are about 100,000 people who die every year [...]