Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, the agency’s director, pointed out that projects across the country had shown remarkable success in reducing infection rates by adhering to basic standards for hand hygiene, disinfection of patients, sterile handling of equipment and proper use of antibiotics. But at many hospitals those successes have yet to overcome an entrenched medical culture. (New York Times, emphasis added)
Patient safety is an attitude. Until [every.single.member.of.the.healthcare.community] adopts a patient safety attitude, troubling stories like this will persist.