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Hospital-acquired conditions reduction program, racial and ethnic diversity, and Magnet designation in the United States.

Boamah SA, Hamadi HY, Spaulding AC. Hospital-acquired conditions reduction program, racial and ethnic diversity, and Magnet designation in the United States. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1090-e1095. doi 10.1097/pts.0000000000001014

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October 12, 2022
Boamah SA, Hamadi HY, Spaulding AC. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1090-e1095.

Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program financially incentivizes hospitals to reduce HAC rates and earlier research has shown hospitals in more diverse areas have higher odds of performing poorly. This study compares HAC reduction in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals and examines potential racial and ethnic disparities. Similar to an earlier study, Magnet hospitals had significant improvements in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates, but not other HACs.

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Boamah SA, Hamadi HY, Spaulding AC. Hospital-acquired conditions reduction program, racial and ethnic diversity, and Magnet designation in the United States. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1090-e1095. doi 10.1097/pts.0000000000001014

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