Wis. hospitals reduce infection, bedsore, readmission rates

04/22/2013 | Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

Wisconsin Hospital Association data show a 67% reduction since 2008 in central-line infections in medical centers in the state that had initiatives to lower their rates. Nationally, the figure declined 41%. The report also found that 62% of Wisconsin hospitals were not assessed Medicare penalties for repeat hospitalizations, and bedsore rates were down 66% at hospitals with reduction efforts.

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