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High emergency department crowding was associated with 300 excess inpatient deaths, 6,200 hospital days, and $17 million in costs, a study of nearly one million ED visits finds. >>>
Neonatal and maternal harm and its costs can be reduced when hospitals use three sets of process bundles, an effort by the healthcare alliance Premier has found. >>>
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