Did You Know? - Health Insurance Fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are over 80,000 infections caused when an IV tube that contains bacteria is inserted into a large vein and infects the patient's bloodstream. These are also called "central line infections," and they cost the nation up to $2.3 billion and result in 20,000 deaths per year in intensive care units in the U.S. .
Doctor's Realm Quote of the day: The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command. -- Alexander of Tralles