Preventable Hospital Events Moving In Right Direction, CMS Says
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The volume of hospital-acquired conditions, including some device-related infections, has dropped in the past five years, according to an interim report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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