HHS Says Hospital-Acquired Conditions Drop by 1.3 million

December 3, 2014 2:50 PM

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The US Department of Health and Human Services this week said rates of avoidable hospital-acquired conditions are decreasing, thanks in part to Affordable Care Act provisions that incentivize quality of care.

HHS estimates its initiatives decreased hospital-acquired conditions by 1.3 million cases from 2010 to 2013, resulting in 50,000 fewer deaths and $12 billion in avoided healthcare costs.

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