Delaware Valley Healthcare Council
The Pennsylvania Hospital Association is trying to persuade Governor Corbett to expand Medicaid in the state with an argument they hope will appeal to him, the economic development advantages of the program.
The report says that, out of some two-million patients admitted to hospitals in Pennsylvania, 1.1 percent got infections in 2010. That was nearly 6 percent lower than the infection rate in 2009.
Hospitals in the Philadelphia area are reporting an increase in the number of people seeking medical care in emergency rooms, a sign that there are more uninsured people using E.R.’s for basic care.
Hospitals expect to see losses due in part to cuts to Medicaid and Medicare.