13 South Carolina Hospitals Fined for Hospital Error and Patient Harm

Federal Medicare Program Fines 13 South Carolina Hospitals for Patient Harm and Hospital Error As the federal government works to reduce hospital errors, the Medicare program announced that it intends to penalize 700 hospitals in the United States, including 13 in South Carolina, by reducing federal health insurance payments by 1% for a fiscal … [Read more...]

Hospital Errors and Patient Harm Stats Falling

Government Health Report Shows Hospital Errors Declining and Patient Harm Decreasing A new study conducted by government health officials and published on Tuesday, December 2nd, shows that the rate of hospital errors, including hospital-acquired infections, and patient harm rates are declining in the US. Between 2010 and 2013, according to the … [Read more...]

Feds Stop Posting Some Hospital Errors

Despite Renewed Efforts to Track Patient Harm, Federal Government Drops Some Hospital Errors Although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently vowed to better track patient harm, and reduce funding to hospitals with the worst track records for patient illness and return visits, a new report shows that the federal agency is also … [Read more...]

Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

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