Pennsylvania program to reward hospitals moving slow
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, September 15, 2008
A Pennyslvania plan that would reward hospitals that reduce deadly infections could be delayed because criteria is still being developed. As a result, the state Legislature has not set aside payment money. The program is designed to reduce the more than 2,500 deaths annually attributed hospital germs, and a payment plan intended to take effect Jan. 1 would pay hospitals that cut infections by at least 10%.