Couple trying to change law on who should pay for hospital-acquired infection treatment
In late November, John Muncie underwent a laminectomy, a procedure that enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal column or pinched nerves. A month later, he returned to the hospital because he was infected with one or more bacteria during the surgery. He spent the next 12 days fighting for his life. "If you broke it, you fix it, and you pay for it," his wife says. "We need [hospitals] to have an incentive to lower the infection rate ... Until it cuts into their profit margins, there's no real incentive for them to."
- Antibiotic Overuse a 'Huge Threat' to Patient Safety, Says CDC
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- CHS Hacked, 4.5M Patient Records Compromised
- CFO Exchange: Healthcare Leaders Share 5 Innovative Ideas
- Business Roundup: M&A Activity Down Slightly in First Half of 2014
- Large Employers Trimming Healthcare Spending
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'