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  1. When it comes to antibiotics, less is more: no-pay rules for hospital-acquired infections motivate change in prescribing behavior

    About 15 years ago, someone I knew was active in an organization called the Society for the Prevention of Overuse of Antibiotics (or something like that). While this has long been an issue of concern, back then it seemed a decidedly fringe issue. Fas…

  2. The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safe practices scores don’t correlate with inpatient mortality figures

    A study published in the current issue of JAMA concludes that self-reported Leapfrog hospital safe practices scores just don’t correlate with risk-adjusted inpatient hospital mortality rates. Better Leapfrog scores don’t mean lower risk-adjusted mortal…