December 2, 2014

...AND CHEAPER...:

50,000 Fewer Deaths Caused by Hospitals : Government study shows reducing hospital-caused illnesses saves money and lives. (Kimberly Leonard Dec. 2, 2014, US News)

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which wrote the report, from 2010 to 2013 the country saw 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions - a 17 percent decrease - and saved 50,000 lives. By doing so, about $12 billion was saved in health care costs during the three-year time span, assuming that rates would remain steady. According to Burwell, hospital incidents have included pressure ulcers, central line associated infections, falls and trauma.

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