The rate at which patients became ill, injured or died due to injuries US Hospital Last year’s argument, suggesting that the remaining security issues would be harder to deal with, A. Government report Tuesday’s show released.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which wrote the report, hospitals caused 4 million infections or other injuries in 2014 – 9,800 fewer than in 2013. Nevertheless, these results mean that for every 1,000 cases in which patients were released from the hospital, there are about 121 incidents of harm, regardless of bad reactions to drugs, Infection at the site of surgery, Drops, bedsores, or infections, from the tubes inserted into patients’ veins to draw blood or to deliver fluids or medications.
Some programs to reduce hospital losses were implemented in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health care law, which aims to provide health care in the US More efficient and less expensive. for example, TreatmentThe government’s health plan for adults over the age of 64, now penalizes hospitals when they do not demonstrate that the care they have provided contributes to making the patient healthier.
Officials told reporters on Tuesday that the cuts were attributed to losses in the government-launched partnership for patients, a public-private initiative paid by the Department of Health and Human Services that targets specific circumstances , And is for expansion. Electronic medical record keeping system.
Although the rate of complications last year was 17 percent lower than in 2010 – an estimated 87,000 lives and about $ 20 billion – the data provided in 2014 Same results as 2013, Suggesting that some approaches are working, but it may be difficult for hospitals to reduce further mistakes.
Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Drs. Richard Chronic said during a call on Tuesday that the issues already resolved were those that were easiest, and that the focus would go toward those that were more complex.
In answer to why dramatic changes were seen in earlier years, and less in this year’s report, he said that they could be “relatively low-hanging fruit”.
“Hospitals are now working on more difficult problems,” he said.
For example, the report shows that the rate of patients suffering from bedsores is lower than before, but the decline has increased. One reason for this, Chronic said, is that hospital staff are encouraging patients to move more so that they don’t develop bedsores. An unintended consequence, he said, is that more patients arrive as a result.
One of the biggest improvements was in reducing the number of Infection Due to inserted tubes in patients. Once considered an unfortunate but often unavoidable consequence of hospitalization, those infections have been reduced by 72 percent since 2010.
The Chief Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Drs. Patrick Conway said his agency would continue to downplay the incident. Antibiotic resistant bacteria, While balancing it to treat sepsis, a disease Commonly known as “blood poisoning”, “Which may be an unintended consequence of withdrawal of antibiotics from patients.
Data for reports from the Surgical Site Infection Data collected by the National Health Protection Network Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and from the Surgical Site Infection Data collected for obstetric adverse events from the Patent Safety Indicators Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services every year Come from the data collected by. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.