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Feds say fewer patients harmed in hospitals
Modern Healthcare

About 2.1 million fewer patients were harmed in hospitals from infections, adverse drug events and other conditions between 2010 and 2014, federal officials said Tuesday. The progress on hospital-acquired conditions, they said, averted $19.8 billion in associated costs and 87,000 deaths.

“These results represent real people who did not die or suffer harm,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, chief medical officer for the CMS.