The financial impact of hospital-acquired conditions.

  title={The financial impact of hospital-acquired conditions.},
  author={Damion C Nero and Michael J. Lipp and Mark A. Callahan},
  journal={Journal of health care finance},
  volume={38 3},
CONTEXT This article investigates the financial impact of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). METHODS Data from 2007-2008 was analyzed using New York State Department of Health's Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS), using regression analysis and descriptive statistics for each condition. RESULTS Of 4,853,800 patient discharges, the development of decubitus ulcers was the most prevalent condition, associated with an… CONTINUE READING