Progress Continues in Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Bloomberg: AHRQ’s latest report, issued June 5, translated the reduction into savings and lives: the HHS agency found that the 8 percent reduction in HACs saved $2.9 billion in costs and averted 8,000 patient deaths. This report “certainly proves the point that value-based incentive programs improve cost and quality in health care,” Madeleine...

Bloomberg: AHRQ’s latest report, issued June 5, translated the reduction into savings and lives: the HHS agency found that the 8 percent reduction in HACs saved $2.9 billion in costs and averted 8,000 patient deaths. This report “certainly proves the point that value-based incentive programs improve cost and quality in health care,” Madeleine Biondolillo, a doctor and vice president of quality and safety at Premier Inc., a health-care alliance that unites hospitals and other health-care providers across the U.S., told Bloomberg Law.

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