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FHA: Quality Initiatives Working

The Florida Hospital Association has released a study that says a number of quality initiatives are saving lives and money at hospitals around the state. Readmissions and surgical complications have dropped almost 15 percent over five years, according to a news release. The report also notes double-digit decreases in blood stream infections and urinary tract infections.

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