Study finds hospitals profit from patient complications

05/28/2013 | HealthLeaders Media

A study of one hospital ICU found significantly higher treatment costs for patients with a central line-associated bloodstream infection than for those without, suggesting hospitals reap substantial profits from such complications, Johns Hopkins researchers reported in the American Journal of Medical Quality. Study researcher and hospital safety expert Dr. Peter Pronovost said hospitals that get windfall profits for treating outlier patients who develop complications have no incentive to implement quality improvement programs to prevent patient harm.

View Full Article in:

HealthLeaders Media

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Senior Manager, Clinical Affairs - Advanced Technology
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Director, Litigation & Investigations EMEA
Gilead Sciences
Stockely Park
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA