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Exclusive: Hidden epidemic 'dwarfing harm by hospital superbugs'

2019-01-08T11:00:00+00:00By

Harm done to NHS patients who deteriorate from spending too long in hospital has hit “epidemic” levels which “dwarf the damage done by hospital acquired infections”, a senior national adviser to the NHS has warned.