Ohio Hospitals Save $13 Million by Cutting Infections

More than two dozen hospitals in Ohio that collaborated to reduce hospital infections and drug mix-ups saved $12.8 million in health care expenses by doing so, according to a recently released report. The Solutions for Patient Safety initiative, launched by a coalition of business and hospital groups in January 2009, included 17 hospitals acute care hospitals and eight children’s hospitals.

The report said hospitals were able to achieve the changes by sharing successful data-collection techniques and best preventive medical practices with one another.

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