P4P study: Hospitals could save 70,000 lives, $4.5 billion a year

March 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2008, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p60
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The article reveals that hospital quality continues to improve while patient mortality rates and hospital costs are declining among participants in a U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pay-for-performance demonstration project, according to an analysis by the Premier health care alliance. On average, the median hospital cost per patient for participants in the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) project declined by over $1,000 across the first three years of the project.


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