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U.S. Hospitals Improve Patient Safety: Report
Insurance Journal

Fewer patients are dying from conditions acquired while staying in the nation’s hospitals, according to a new federal report.

Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show that an estimated 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and nearly $20 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2014.

Preliminary estimates show that, in total, hospital patients experienced 2.1 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2014, a 17 percent decline over that period.