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Hospitals To Pay For Mistakes

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WASHINGTON - It's a new way to push for patient safety: Don't pay hospitals when they commit certain errors.

Medicare will start hitting hospitals where it hurts in October, and other insurers are hot on the trail.

That has the nation's hospitals exploring innovative programs to prevent injury and infection: Hand-washing spies. Surgical sponges that sound an alarm if left in the body. Even a room sterilizer that promises to wipe out bacteria left lurking on bedrails.


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