Black People : Study: Hospitals 'Profit Handsomely' From Surgical Errors

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hospitals nearly triple their profits when they make surgical errors, compared to how much they make when patients don’t suffer harm, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
    On average, the hospitals studied reaped an extra $30,500 in profits when a patient developed one or more potentially preventable surgical complications because insurance plans pay more for longer stays and extra care, the study found.
    Some surgical mishaps boosted profits by up to $44,000 per patient, reported researchers from the Boston Consulting Group, Harvard, and Texas Health Resources, a large nonprofit hospital system.
    “It’s shocking, crazy and perverse that hospitals are being financially rewarded for harming patients, while the prize for hospitals that are working hard to improve patient safety and reduce surgical errors is losing money,” says Barry Rosenberg, MD, a coauthor of the study and a partner in the Boston Consulting Group.
    The study, which analyzed 34,256 inpatient surgical procedures performed in 2010 at 12 hospitals run by Texas Health Resources, was the first to analyze the effects of surgical complications on hospital profit margins.
    An accompanying JAMA editorial states that the current fee-for-service payment system “can tempt otherwise admirable people into dubious conduct,” and the study findings should be “an impetus for payment reform.”
    The editorial also said it was "untoward" to have a payment system in which "hospitals in the United States can profit handsomely from postsurgical complications, even if the hospitals could avoid them."
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  2. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    And what makes HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS (the hospital is the one getting all the extra cheese, NOT the doctors) more "admirable" than those in any other profession? People need to quit it!
     
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    Enejoh Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hospitals here are like brothels, no money no "*****" , its all about profits making neva about healing.
     
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