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05/29/2013 08:13 am ET Updated Jul 29, 2013

The Real Cost Of Hospital Infections

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At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway around the world to India, where workers are checking to see if doctors and nurses are performing a critical procedure: washing their hands.

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