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NBGH Asks Employers To Stop Paying For Bad Care

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The National Business Group on Health has come out with 3 recommendations for improving health care quality.

The NBGH, Washington, a highly visible coalition of 250 large employers, says employers should require that all hospitals and health care systems in their networks set up and use personal health records for all patients.

Employers also should require network providers to participate in national quality campaigns, such as the Surgical Care Improvement Project and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 100,000 Lives Campaign, the NBGH says.

The third recommendation is that employers should stop paying for surgeries involving significant errors, such as cases of wrong surgical procedures being performed or instances of medication errors leading to the death of a patient or serious disabilities.