721 Hospitals Penalized For Patient Safety

Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions.” Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare …

Source: kaiserhealthnews.org

Is your state on this list? How about the hospital closest to you? While I’m sure each of these hospitals are doing all they can to get off this list by providing better care, it’s important for each patient (and their families) to monitor staff for simple things like handwashing by the staff. I had an attorney contact me just yesterday regarding a patient who had possibly contracted Influenza while in the hospital, which contributed to her early demise. We each have a responsibility as a patient to watch out for ourselves!

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