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AHRQ Report: Hospital Acquired-Conditions Decline by About 1 Million

02/08/2019

 

 

According to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined by 13 percent between 2014 and 2017, preventing an estimated 20,500 deaths and $7.7 billion in health care costs.

HACs decreased by an estimated 910,000 over the period, including a 37 percent decline in C. difficile infections and 28 percent decline in adverse drug events, showing that patient safety initiatives such as the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks are working to make health care safer, the agency said.
 
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