Hospital Acquired Conditions Fall 8% Over 2 Years / by Joe Furia

According to a report released on June 5th, 2018 by the Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ), hospital-acquired conditions decreased by an estimated 350,000 or 8% between 2014 and 2016, preventing an estimated 8,000 deaths and saving $2.9 billion in health care costs.  During this timeframe hospitals reduced infections and adverse drug events by 15%.  AHRQ stated that these results occurred largely through the work of the 16 Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs), including the strong work of AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust, which is the nation’s largest HIIN.

AzHHA HIIN thanks you for your commitment to reducing harms by another 20% and your contributions to patient safety and quality of care. Together we can save lives!