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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Dec 4

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Patient safety measures that reward hospitals for reducing preventable infections, pressure ulcers and adverse drug reactions have resulted in a 17 percent decline in these types of patient harms between 2010 and 2014, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

The measures were put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Preliminary estimates by the Department of Health and Human Services show 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and nearly $20 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in these harms, known as hospital-acquired conditions, during that four-year period.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/12/01/hhs-says-patient-safety-efforts-have-saved-87000-lives-20-billion/

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