Researchers criticize government’s move to fine hospitals who treat COPD often

November 4, 2014 12:24 PM

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Researchers criticize government’s move to fine hospitals who treat COPD often

The University of Michigan said the new rules penalize hospitals that are helping poor and “medically complex” COPD sufferers.

Researchers slammed newly imposed fines on hospitals with high readmission rates of patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), saying the move will do far more harm than good.

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