More Errors, More Money

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=health&url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57580117/surgical-complications-and-errors-bring-in-more-money-for-hospitals/&catid=57580117

A report published on April 17 in JAMA showed that surgical errors mean longer stays, additional care — and 330 percent higher profit margin compared to a privately insured patient with no complications. Hospitals stand to make 190 percent more from procedures on Medicare patients with errors than those without.

And yet the GOP claims that cutting lawsuits that have realized this dynamic is the solution.  Glad that Obama got results testing for compensation in his health bill.

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