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Journal Article

Hospital complications: linking payment reduction to preventability.

Averill RE, Hughes JS, Goldfield NI, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2009;35:283-5.

This commentary considers the debate on Medicare's non-payment policy for hospital-acquired conditions. The authors propose a modification to the policy that would reimburse a hospital proportionally based on the preventability of the injury.