Medicare levies fines on more than 750 hospitals for high numbers of infections and other hospital-acquired conditions.Kaiser Health News. June 22, 2014.
More than 750 hospitals face Medicare crackdown on patient injuries.
Rau J. Kaiser Health News. June 22, 2014.
Financial incentives have shown both benefits and limitations in driving efforts to improve patient safety. This news article reports on Medicare penalties for hospitals with high rates of infections and other hospital-acquired conditions that have been designated as primary contributors to patient harm, longer hospitalizations, and unnecessary cost.