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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissions.

Scanlon DP, Lindrooth RC, Christianson JB. Health services research. 2008;43:1849-68.

This study discovered that providing unionized employees with a financial incentive to choose safer hospitals (defined by Leapfrog criteria) influenced decision-making compared to their nonunionized counterparts without such incentives.