A report this month highlights nursing homes cited for practices that can increase risk of infection from things like feeding tubes or bedsores. Steven Simpson, of the University of Kansas Medical Center, says such problems are troubling because they can cause potentially deadly sepsis.
Sepsis hits nearly two million people in the U.S. a year and kills more than a quarter million. Kaiser Health News drew the citations from federal reports. You'll find more information at the KCUR website, including an interactive map of the citations at Kansas nursing homes. KCUR is one of Kansas Public Radio's broadcast and reporting partners as part of the Kansas News Service.