Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
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Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continue To Decline
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AHRQ's EPC reports provide comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions.
Patients Safer as Hospital-Acquired Conditions Decline. From 2010–2014, 17 percent of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) such as adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, and pressure ulcers have been prevented in hospital patients. Reducing these HACs has saved an estimated 87,000 lives and nearly $20 billion in health care costs, according to the AHRQ report 'Saving Lives & Saving Money: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Update.' Four columns show summary data representing: 1. 17% Reduction in HA
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The CUSP Toolkit improves safety culture by integrating safety practices into daily work of a unit or clinical area.
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