Patient Safety Improving, Hospital-acquired Conditions Declining

December 2, 2015    |   By: Calevir

A recent report from AHRQ indicates hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have declined 17 percent from 2010 to 2013.  This information translates into approximately 50,000 fewer patient deaths and a savings of $12 billion in healthcare costs.  The reduction is attributed to an enhanced focus on reducing adverse events and improving care through best practice tools and resources, such as the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and TeamSTEPPS®.  Read the full article.


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