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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

CMS has awarded $347 million to the 16 organizations — including Premier Inc. — to support the next phase of a patient safety initiative.

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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)
hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

New AHRQ report finds patients experienced 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) from 2010 through 2013, saving a projected 50,000 lives.

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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

Using a step-by-step approach, Truman Medical Centers implemented a variety of interventions across 2012 that decreased the prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 78 percent.

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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's patient safety officer highlights the power of data and transparency to reduce hospital harm events.

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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)
hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)
hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

One ICU’s success rippled throughout the organization, significantly improving patient safety by helping the 676-bed hospital achieve an impressive drop in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

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hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU)

Hear what HAC reduction teams learned from their tests of change

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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