Effect of nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals.


BACKGROUND In October 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discontinued additional payments for certain hospital-acquired conditions that were deemed preventable. The effect of this policy on rates of health care-associated infections is unknown. METHODS Using a quasi-experimental design with interrupted time series with comparison… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1202419


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