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CMS Posts Hospital-Specific Incidents for California, U.S.
California Healthline

CMS has posted data on hospital-acquired conditions, which include incidents of foreign objects left inside a body during surgery, urinary tract infections, and injuries sustained from preventable falls and other trauma. The data were posted to the nationwide Hospital Compare website. In California, 45 hospitals reported 54 incidents between October 2008 and June 2010 in which a patient retained a foreign object. A list of California-specific data from CMS is available from Payers & Providers.