hospital errors

Pharmacists Credited for Decline in Hospital-Acquired ConditionsIn the battle against ADEs, pharmacists are leading the way.
Top 10 states with the highest hospital safety scoresThe Leapfrog Group recently released its latest hospital safety grades, and they indicate some interesting trends on a state-by-state basis.
Reducing HACs
Reducing HACsReducing hospital-acquired infections has become a top priority for hospitals in the face of new penalties from CMS.
CMS penalizes hospitals for high rates of hospital-acquired conditionsHospitals with high rates of certain hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) will have their Medicare payments cut by 1% for the 2015 fiscal year.
Hospitals save lives, money by reducing medical errorsBetween 2010 and 2013, a significant decline in medical errors at U.S. hospitals reduced hospital-acquired conditions, saving an estimated 50,000 lives and billions of dollars.