Colorado Public Radio's Eric Whitney, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "A paradox of American health care is that hospitals are sometimes rewarded for doing things badly. Patients who are discharged, for example, shouldn't have to come right back because their conditions get worse when they go home. But if they do come back, hospitals benefit, because they can fill an empty bed and bill for more care" (Whitney, 10/2). Read the story.
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