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Medicare To Fine Hospitals With High Readmission Rates Among Seniors.

Medicare was set to begin fining hospitals on Monday that have too many senior patients readmitted within 30 days. The move is part of a government effort to improve health care quality while saving taxpayers money.

09/30/2012

Health

Report: Hospital Infections Down Significantly

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.

02/24/2012