1 in 3 Providers Avoid Flu Shots as Stakes Rise
Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and patient safety policy for the American Hospital Association, says the data will be publicly reported as a batch for all hospitals, but that hospitals will report separately for employees who receive a direct paycheck, licensed independent practitioners including physicians and osteopaths, advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants who do not receive a direct paycheck, and students, trainees and volunteers.
She said the requirement is part of a pay-for-reporting condition in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.
The batch immunization rates will be posted on Hospital Compare in July.
Asked what types of incentives hospitals might employ to provoke their workers to get vaccinated, Foster says that some hospitals have used Starbucks cards, competition among staff, and other methods.
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