Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Patient Safety Incidents Cost $8.9 Billion Annually

Latest Health Grade's Patient Safety in American Hospitals study finds that there was little progress in reducing patient safety incidents in hospitals for Medicare patients in 2009. They estimate that these patient safety incidents added $8.9billion to the cost of health care in 2009 and that almost 100,000 Medicare patients died as a result of these incidents.Top performing hospitals had 43% fewer incidents than poorly performing hospitals.One more example of how costly poor quality is!!!

Click here to read an article about the report.

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