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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Medicare failed to investigate suspicious infection cases from 96 hospitals.

Jewett C.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decision to withhold payment for certain hospital-acquired conditions has prompted widespread efforts to prevent such events. This news article reports on an evaluation by the Office of Inspector General that found regulator review of hospital-acquired infection reports submitted to Medicare to be insufficient, which hinders hospitals' ability to learn from factors that contribute to infections.