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Hospital-Acquired Conditions Dropped 8 Percent Over Two-Year Period

June 05, 2018
Hospital-acquired conditions declined by 8 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to data released Tuesday (June 5) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and CMS reiterated its goal of a 20 percent decrease through 2019. CMS touted its efforts to improve patient safety through Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs), which receive grants to expand inpatient safety measures. The AHRQ report estimates that 350,000 hospital-acquired conditions were avoided over the two-year span. The category with the largest decrease...


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