Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents.
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Financial incentives may encourage adoption of practice improvements that enhance safety. This news article reports on the increase in United States hospitals that have had Medicare payments withheld due to high rates of hospital-acquired conditions. The article is accompanied by a state-level tally of individual hospitals penalized.