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Common Hospital-Acquired Infection Rarely Reported In The Dataset Used To Implement Hospital Penalties

Aiming to cut expenses and improve care, a 2008 Medicare policy stopped paying hospitals extra to treat some preventable, hospital-acquired conditions – including urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients after bladder catheters are placed. But a statewide analysis by the University of Michigan shows there was very little change in hospital payment due to removing [...]