The financial incentive for hospitals to prevent nosocomial infections under the prospective payment system. An empirical determination from a nationally representative sample.

@article{Haley1987TheFI,
  title={The financial incentive for hospitals to prevent nosocomial infections under the prospective payment system. An empirical determination from a nationally representative sample.},
  author={Robert W. Haley and John W. White and David H. Culver and James M. Hughes},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={257 12},
  pages={1611-4}
}
To clarify the financial incentives for hospitals to prevent nosocomial infections, we analyzed 9423 nosocomial infections identified in 169 526 admissions selected randomly from the adult admissions to a random sample of US hospitals. By classifying each admission into a baseline diagnosis related group (DRG) (after first excluding all diagnoses of nosocomial infection) and a final DRG (after including these diagnoses), we found that only 5% to 18% of nosocomial infections would have caused… CONTINUE READING

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