HHS reports 15,000 lives saved and $4 billion reduction in health spending

May 13, 2014    |   By: Calevir

The Department of Health and Human Services recently reported a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions through 2012, including reductions of adverse drug events, falls, infections and other harm, preventing 15,000 deaths, avoiding 560,000 injuries and $4 billion in spending. These improvements are attributed to provider incentives provided within the Affordable Care Act.

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