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Report Finds N.J. Hospitals Averted 77.342 Cases of Patient Harm Through Quality Improvement Initiative

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New Jersey’s hospitals and health systems averted 77,342 cases of patient harm and saved $641 million in healthcare costs between 2012 and 2016, thanks to their participation in a national quality improvement program.  The results reflect five years of progress under Partnership for Patients-New Jersey, part of a national initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS selected the New Jersey Hospital Association and its affiliate, the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, to lead the effort in the Garden State.

Working Together to Make Healthcare Better: Partnership for Patients-NJ 2012-2016 is a progress report released by NJHA today that details five years of data documenting the improvements in care and the resulting healthcare cost savings. In 13 different categories, reflecting concerns such as post-surgical infections, patient falls, adverse drug events and hospital readmissions, New Jersey hospitals have achieved double-digit improvement in occurrence rates.

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