Reducing preventable harm
A national collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, many state hospital associations and numerous individual hospitals, has resulted in a notable reduction in hospital preventable harm since 2011. Patients have experienced 2.1 million fewer incidents of harm, an estimated 87,000 deaths prevented and $20 billion saved in health care costs between 2011 and 2014.
Read more about the national efforts to improve patient safety and the Partnership for Patients initiative in The New York Times article, "Reducing Preventable Harm", published Jan. 26, 2016. Part 2 is titled: "Hospitals Focus on Doing No Harm", published February 2, 2016.