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Three Ways To Avoid Paying For Safety Problems At Hospitals

Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group and a Forbes contributor, outlines the JAMA findings of various surcharges hospitals include in claims to insurance companies and that her company, The Leapfrog Group, calls for hospitals to voluntarily agree to waive any fees for catastrophic events. The research The Leapfrog Group published was validated by the CI Validation Institute.

"About a thousand people a day die from preventable errors and infections in hospitals. And our research, recently validated by GE and Intel joint venture , Care Innovations, finds that U.S. purchasers pay an error surcharge of approximately $7,000 for every single hospital admission.”

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Three Ways To Avoid Paying For Safety Problems At Hospitals