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Hsu HE, Wang R, Broadwell C
Association between federal value-based incentive programs and health care-associated infection rates in safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals.
The authors assessed the association of Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) implementation with changes in rates of targeted health care-associated infections and disparities in rates among safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. They found that HACRP and HVBP implementation was not associated with any improvements in targeted health care-associated infections among safety-net or non-safety-net hospitals or with changes in disparities in infection rates. They concluded that, given the persistent health care-associated infection rate disparities, these programs appear to function as a disproportionate penalty system for safety-net hospitals that offer no measurable benefits for patients.
Citation: Hsu HE, Wang R, Broadwell C . Association between federal value-based incentive programs and health care-associated infection rates in safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. JAMA Netw Open 2020 Jul;3(7):e209700. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.9700..
Keywords: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospitals, Safety Net, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Medicare, Patient Safety