Accountable care improves patient safety by 17 percent since 2010
from EHR Intelligence
Accountable care measures that pin financial reimbursements to patient outcomes are partly responsible for a significant decline in the number of patient safety events and hospital-acquired conditions that lead to deaths, the Department of Health and Human Services announced. The report shows a 17 percent decline in preventable mortality between 2010 and 2013, equating to 50,000 fewer deaths, 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions and approximately $12 billion in savings.
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