Thirteen Hospitals In South Carolina Penalized

Columbia, SC (WOLO)- The federal government is penalizing 13 hospitals in the state for making too many avoidable mistakes. The Charleston Post And Courier reports the hospitals will lose one percent of their medicare reimbursements. The federal report grades hospitals on things like infections, bed sores, and falls. A spokesperson for The State Hospital Association says the data provides an imperfect snapshot of patient safety because it involves only patients covered by a federal program for the elderly and disabled.

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