Study provides snapshot of hospital-acquired conditions

Thompson, Cheryl A.
February 2009
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;2/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p325
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case study conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services which evaluates hospital-acquired condition and the role of Medicare payment system. The study, participated by 278 Medicare beneficiaries in two counties in the U.S., discusses on several acquired diseases including urinary tract and pressure ulcer. It depicts that treatment for hospital-acquired condition is not a part of the payment offered by Medicare.


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