"Never events": not every hospital-acquired infection is preventable.

  title={"Never events": not every hospital-acquired infection is preventable.},
  author={Jack E. Brown and Fred Doloresco and Joseph M. Mylotte},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={49 5},
Medicare stopped reimbursing United States hospitals for several complications or comorbidities developed during hospitalizations effective 1 October 2008. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected high-cost or high-frequency events from the National Quality Forum's list of "never events" for inclusion in this reimbursement change. Several of these complications and/or comorbidities are nosocomial infections, a significant proportion of which are not likely to be preventable… CONTINUE READING

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