Posts Tagged ‘Hospital Acquired Condition’

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]

Hospitals Care about Patient Safety

The acronym “HAC” does not sound appealing. When you learn it means Hospital-Acquired Condition, you know there is nothing appealing about it at all. If you have been a patient on the receiving end of a HAC, you can confirm it’s as unpleasant as it sounds. Many of us have read stories about patients who […]