Journal Article
Study

Financial incentives to reduce hospital-acquired infections under alternative payment arrangements.

Cohen CC; Liu J; Cohen B; Larson EL; Glied S.

This matched case-control study examined costs and payments to hospitals related to hospital-acquired central line infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Investigators found that hospitals could either experience financial penalty or gain depending on the particular payment structure for the patient. They suggest aligning payment structures more closely with safety goals.