Impact of Hospital Operating Margin on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Following Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Conditions Payment Policy

Michael S. Calderwood, Louise Vaz, Alison Tse Kawai, Robert Jin, Melisa D. Rett, Patricia S. Grant, Grace M. Lee

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Abstract

In October 2008, Medicare ceased additional payment for hospital-acquired conditions not present on admission. We evaluated the policy's differential impact in hospitals with high vs low operating margins. Medicare's payment policy may have had an impact on reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals with low operating margins. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;37(1):100-103.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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